How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Bosnia

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and how to power the iPad 3 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. The following useful guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Bosnia using their types F or C Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Bosnia from another country please make sure that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Bosnia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Bosnia by using a power convertor.

Bosnia

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Bosnia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Bosnia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Bosnian trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

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 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Bosnia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Bosnian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Bosnian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Bosnian power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Bosnian power outlet. This round plug outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bosnia Wikipedia web 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, estimated price 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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.