How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Bosnia

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet and recharging the iPad 4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad 4 when going to Bosnia.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 4 when you are travelling to Bosnia by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sources will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions. If you are travelling to Bosnia from a different country check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Bosnia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Bosnia by using the correct power adaptor.

Bosnia

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Bosnia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Bosnia (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Bosnian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bosnia 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Bosnia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from the Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bosnian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bosnian Wiki 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 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, £15-£20.
  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 around £10.