How to charge the iPad Mini 4 in Serbia

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F power plug.

Serbian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 in Serbia. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when Serbia.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Serbia by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Serbia from another region please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Serbia

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Serbia.

Serbia

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 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. 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 types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Serbian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, 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 useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 visiting Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Serbia?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 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 typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Serbian power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 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 should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 iPad is charging which typically takes between 60-300 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Serbian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Serbia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).