Charging the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Croatia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Croatian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. If visiting Croatia this page has instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Croatia from a different country please check the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Croatian place such as Zagreb read the Wikipedia.org web page about Croatia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Croatia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Croatia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Croatian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then 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]. Croatians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Croatian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 Mini 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Croatia using 3 pin type B 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 Mini 4 in Croatia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Croatian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 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 typically supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Croatian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Croatian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 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 usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Wikipedia.org web page about Croatia
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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