Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Croatia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Croatian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're travelling abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Croatia this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 4 by using their standard F or C type Croatian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Croatia from a different country please check the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Croatia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Croatia?

You can use the iPad 4 in Croatia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Croatia?

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

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Croatian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 portable power adapter 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Croatia?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Croatian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Croatian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your iPad 4 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Croatian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia Wikipedia 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