How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Herzegovina

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger and how to charge the iPad Mini using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini when going abroad.When you are travelling to Herzegovina this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Herzegovina from another region check the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Herzegovina

Can the iPad Mini be used in Herzegovina?

You can use the iPad Mini in Herzegovina by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Herzegovina?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Herzegovina to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Herzegovinians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Herzegovina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Herzegovina?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini from the Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Herzegovinian 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 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using a Herzegovinian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Herzegovinian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power 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 Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Herzegovinian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Herzegovinian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price £10-£15.
  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, priced £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.