Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Herzegovina

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Herzegovina this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard F or C type Herzegovinian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Herzegovina from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to 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 have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Herzegovina

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Herzegovina?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Herzegovina by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Herzegovina?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 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.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with 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 and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Herzegovina we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. 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.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Herzegovina?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Herzegovinian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Herzegovinian power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Herzegovinian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Herzegovina
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, under C$20.
  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, around 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, 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, costs C$15-C$20.