Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Kosovo

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Kosovan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Schuko Type F power adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air 2 . The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Kosovo using the Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Kosovo from another country ensure that your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Pristina we recommend referring to the Kosovan country wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Kosovo

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Kosovo?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Kosovo is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kosovars use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come 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 included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Kosovan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 visitors of counties 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Kosovo using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Kosovo?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Kosovan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 using the Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan 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 Air 2 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Kosovan 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 Air 2 from a Kosovan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from a Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kosovan country wikipedia page
  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, estimated price C$15-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, costing C$10-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, C$15-C$20.