Charging the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Bosnia

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini from a Bosnian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Mini . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini abroad.If travelling to Bosnia this page has useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Bosnia from another country ensure that your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Bosnia

Can you use the iPad Mini in Bosnia?

You can use the iPad Mini in Bosnia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Bosnia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel adapter for Bosnia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bosnia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Bosnia?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from a Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini from a Bosnian power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bosnia 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 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, estimated price £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 price around £10.