Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Macedonia

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Macedonian power outlet and how to power the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Macedonian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad 2 . The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when travelling to Macedonia using the Type F or C Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Macedonia from another country ensure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Skopje we recommend referring to the Macedonian country wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Macedonia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Macedonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Macedonian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Macedonia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Macedonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macedonians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain 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 chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters 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 Macedonia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Macedonia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from a Macedonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Macedonian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Macedonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macedonian 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, under £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.