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

Learn how to power your iPad Mini from a Croatian power outlet by using a Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad Mini abroad.When going to Croatia this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini using their Type F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Croatia from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Croatia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Croatia?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Croatia?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Croatia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Croatia. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Croatia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Croatia?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini from the Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Croatian power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. The round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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