Charging the iPad when planning a trip to Kosovo

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad with a Kosovan power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger and how to power the iPad using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Kosovan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad when travelling abroad.When you're visiting Kosovo these instructions show powering the iPad by using their standard Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Kosovo from a different country please check that your iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your 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. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Kosovo

Can you use the iPad in Kosovo?

You can use the iPad in Kosovo by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Kosovo?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Kosovo is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kosovars use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Kosovo using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Kosovo?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad with a Kosovan power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad from a Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to power the iPad with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using the Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters