How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Slovenia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad from a Slovenian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad using a Type F power plug.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're in Slovenia.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPad when you're visiting Slovenia by using their F or C type Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Slovenia from another country please check that your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Ljubljana please read the wikipedia entry about Slovenia [1] for more information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Slovenia

Can the iPad be used in Slovenia?

You can use the iPad in Slovenia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Slovenia?

If travelling with more than your iPad or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Slovenians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Slovenia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Slovenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Slovenian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Slovenian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad from the Slovenian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the cable with your iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet is recognised by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Slovenian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad from a Slovenian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using a Slovenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad by Apple).
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, also known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Slovenia
  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 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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.