Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Serbia

A guide on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Serbian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Serbian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Serbia by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Serbia from a different region please check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on staying at a city like Belgrade or Novi Sad we recommend reading the Serbian country Wiki page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Serbia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Serbian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Serbia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Serbs use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Serbia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Serbia?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Serbian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Serbian power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type F USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Serbian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two 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 an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Serbian country Wiki 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, costs around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.