Charging the iPad when planning a trip to Montenegro

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Montenegrin power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Montenegrin power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPad when you're visiting Montenegro using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Montenegro from another country ensure your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Montenegro

Can you use the iPad in Montenegro?

You can use the iPad in Montenegro by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Montenegro?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Montenegro to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Montenegrins use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPad at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montenegro

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Montenegro.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Montenegro?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Montenegrin power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Montenegrin power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Montenegrin power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Montenegrin power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Montenegrin power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Montenegrin power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger to charge your iPad with a Montenegrin power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Montenegrin power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Montenegrin power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Montenegrin power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montenegro - Montenegro Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters