Charging the iPad 2 in Bosnia

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Bosnian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Bosnian power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 in Bosnia. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you are going to Bosnia.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when you're in Bosnia using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Bosnia from a different country ensure the iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Bosnia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Bosnia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Bosnian power outlet.

Bosnia

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Bosnia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel power adapter for Bosnia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Bosnians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Bosnian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bosnia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Bosnia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Bosnian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using the Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Bosnian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bosnian 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, costs around £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  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 £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.