How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Kosovo

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Kosovan power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 4 in Kosovo. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the iPad 4 when you are visiting Kosovo by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Kosovo from a different region check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you plan to stay at a city such as Pristina or Prizren we also recommend reading the Kosovo country Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Kosovo

Can the iPad 4 be used in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Kosovo?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kosovo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kosovars 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 plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Kosovo?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using the Kosovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect 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 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kosovo country 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, priced at £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.