Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Serbia

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air from a Serbian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to power the iPad Air using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Serbian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Air . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're going abroad.If you're staying in Serbia these instructions show charging the iPad Air by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Serbia from another region please check the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you are planning to visit a destination such as Belgrade or Novi Sad please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Serbia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Serbia

Can the iPad Air be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Serbian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Serbia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air the best travel charger for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Serbians use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Serbian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect 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 Air, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Serbia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Serbia?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air from a Serbian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Serbian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air 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 Air from a Serbian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power your iPad Air with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air from a Serbian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Serbian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org 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, estimated cost 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 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).