Charging the iPad Air when staying in Bosnia

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad Air with a Bosnian power outlet and how to power the iPad Air using a Type F USB charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air abroad.If visiting Bosnia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air using the F or C type Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Bosnia from a different country ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Bosnia

Can the iPad Air be used in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Bosnia.

Bosnia

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad Air the best international travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Bosnia (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

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 Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Bosnia?

Powering the iPad Air with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad Air with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bosnian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad Air from a Bosnian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using the Bosnian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. The recessed round power outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Bosnian power outlet

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, estimated price £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.