How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Croatia

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Croatian power outlet and recharging the iPad Air using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPad Air when you're visiting Croatia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Croatia from another country please ensure that the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Croatia

Can you use the iPad Air in Croatia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Croatia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 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]. Croatians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Croatia. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Croatia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Croatia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 Air in Croatia?

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

Learn how to power your iPad Air from a Croatian power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using the Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Croatian power outlet

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

Learn how to power your iPad Air from a Croatian power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Croatian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Schuko plug) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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