Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Slovenia

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Slovenian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Slovenian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Slovenia the following instructions show how to power the iPad 4 by using the F or C type Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Slovenia from a different region ensure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Slovenia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Slovenia?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Slovenian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Slovenia

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Slovenia?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

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 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Slovenia 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Slovenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Slovenia?

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Slovenian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Slovenian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Slovenian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using the Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Slovenian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be recognised by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org 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, £10-£15.
  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, priced £15-£20.
  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.