How to charge the iPad 2 in Kosovo

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 from a Kosovan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type F power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPad 2 when you're visiting Kosovo by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Kosovo from a different region make sure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Kosovo

Can the iPad 2 be used in Kosovo?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Kosovo.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Kosovo?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kosovars use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kosovo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Kosovo.
  • 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Kosovo?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Kosovan power outlet

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Kosovan power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Kosovan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 from a Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovan page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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