Charging the iPad from a power outlet in Bosnia

Instructions on how to power the iPad with a Bosnian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad using a Type F power adapter.

Bosnian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad when they are visiting Bosnia.When you are staying in Bosnia the following useful instructions show powering the iPad using the Type F or C Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power changes depending on which area you are in so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Bosnia from another country double check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a city like Sarajevo or Mostar we recommend reading the Bosnia country wikipedia page [1] for further information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Bosnia

Can the iPad be used in Bosnia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Bosnian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Bosnia

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Bosnia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Bosnia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Bosnian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bosnia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Bosnia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Bosnian power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally supply this USB cable with the iPad.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Bosnian power outlet

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from a Bosnian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bosnia country wikipedia page
  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, £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.