How to charge an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Croatia

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Croatian power outlet and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Air 2 . When going to Croatia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 using the standard types F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Croatia from another country please make sure your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Croatia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Croatia?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Croatia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Croatia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Croatians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Croatia 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Croatia.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Croatia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Croatian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Croatian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply is recognised by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Croatian power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Croatian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters