How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Serbia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Serbian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Serbian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad 3 when travelling to Serbia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Serbia from a different country double check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Serbia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Serbia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Serbia.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Serbia?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Serbia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Serbs use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Serbia. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 adapter for the iPad 3 in Serbia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Serbian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad 3 from a Serbian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Serbian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Serbian power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Serbian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Serbian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia 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 price 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).