Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Croatia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Croatian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type F USB plug.

Croatian power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 3 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Croatia.When you are staying in Croatia these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Croatia from another country make sure the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a Croatian city like Zagreb or Split please refer to the Croatian country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Croatia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Croatia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Croatian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Croatia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Croatia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Croatian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Croatian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a Croatian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Croatian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Croatian power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatian country Wiki 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 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