Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Slovenia

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Slovenian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. When you're travelling to Slovenia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Slovenia from another region please check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Slovenia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Slovenia?

You can use the iPad 3 in Slovenia.

Slovenia

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Slovenia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Slovenia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Slovenia (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Slovenia we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 3, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful 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 Slovenia 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Slovenia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Slovenia?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power your iPad 3 with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Slovenian 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 3 from a Slovenian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Slovenian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Slovenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page 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, costing £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price £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 £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.