How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Serbia

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a Serbian power outlet and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Serbian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 2 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power the iPad 2 when they're going to Serbia.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when you are visiting Serbia using their Type F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Serbia from another country please make sure that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Serbia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Serbia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Serbia by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Serbia?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Serbians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Serbia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 travel charger for the iPad 2 in Serbia?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Serbian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Serbian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge your iPad 2 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Serbian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, also known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Serbia
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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).