How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Serbia

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPad 4 from a Serbian power outlet and recharging the iPad 4 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Serbian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Serbia. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad 4 abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPad 4 when staying in Serbia by using the standard types F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Serbia from another country please ensure that the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a Serbian destination like Belgrade please read the Wikipedia entry about Serbia [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Serbia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Serbia?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Serbian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Serbia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Serbia (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Serbia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for those also wishing 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 counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Serbia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Serbia?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Serbian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Serbian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Serbian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Serbian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Serbian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Serbian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry 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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 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, estimated price 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).