Charging the iPad from a power outlet in Serbia

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad with a Serbian power outlet and how to power the iPad using a Type F USB plug.

Serbian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad when staying in Serbia.If you're visiting Serbia this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Serbia from a different country please make sure that your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. 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 Serbia

Can the iPad be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Serbian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Serbs use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Serbia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Serbia?

Charging the iPad from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad from a Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Serbian power outlet

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Serbia Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).