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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Bosnian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. When going to Bosnia this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 using their Type F or C Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Bosnia from another region check your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Bosnia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Bosnia by using a power convertor.

Bosnia

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Bosnia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Bosnia?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Bosnian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 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] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Bosnian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, also known as the Europlug, is recognised by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bosnian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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 £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, costs £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, costing around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.