Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Herzegovina

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Herzegovinian power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad 3 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.If visiting Herzegovina these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using their standard F or C type Herzegovinian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find power is different regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Herzegovina from a different country please check that the iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a Herzegovinian place like Dubrovnik or Trebinke we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Herzegovina [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Herzegovina

Can you use the iPad 3 in Herzegovina?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Herzegovinian power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Herzegovina is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Herzegovinians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Herzegovinian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Herzegovina we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using 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 devices from voltage spikes. 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Herzegovina using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Herzegovina?

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

A page showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Herzegovinian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 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.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using a Herzegovinian 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 the cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Herzegovinian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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 Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Herzegovina
  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 C$20.
  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 under C$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, costing C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.