How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Croatia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad with a Croatian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their iPad abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the iPad when staying in Croatia by using the standard types F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Croatia from a different region double check your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan to visit a Croatian destination like Zagreb we also suggest referring to the Croatian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Croatia

Can you use the iPad in Croatia?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Croatia.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Croatia?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad the best travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Croatia using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Croatia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad with a Croatian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad from the Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Croatian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from a Croatian power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB charger to power your iPad from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatian Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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