Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Croatia

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad 2 from a Croatian power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Croatian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. If you are visiting Croatia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 by using the types F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Croatia from a different country please ensure your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination such as Zagreb or Split we recommend referring to the Croatian Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Croatia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Croatian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Croatia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Croatia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Croatia (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Croatia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Croatia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Croatia?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad 2 from a Croatian power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Croatian power outlet

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from a Croatian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Croatian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 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/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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