How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Serbia

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Serbian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 when they're going to Serbia.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling to Serbia by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Serbia from another country please make sure the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Serbia

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Serbia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Serbian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Serbia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Serbia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Serbia (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. 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. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Serbia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 US 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Serbia?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Serbian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Serbian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 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 Mini 2 from a Serbian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Serbian power outlet using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 from the Serbian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. The sunken circular power supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes along with two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £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, 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, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).