Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Croatia

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Croatian power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Croatia.When you're planning a holiday to Croatia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPad Mini 2 using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which country you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Croatia from a different country please check the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Croatia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Croatia?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Croatia by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Croatia to buy 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. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 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 types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Croatia we suggest searching for a multipurpose 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 for charging 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 both Croatia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Croatia using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Croatia?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 from the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 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 Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 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 Mini 2 from a Croatian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Croatian power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

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