How to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Bosnia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Bosnian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Bosnian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Bosnia by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Bosnia from a different region check your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Bosnian destination like Sarajevo we suggest referring to the Bosnian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Bosnia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Bosnia.

Bosnia

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Bosnia?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Bosnia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Bosnia (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

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

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Bosnian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Bosnian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically included with your device.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which should take around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bosnian power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Bosnian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bosnian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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