How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Kosovo

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Kosovan power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type F power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad 3 when they're visiting Kosovo.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Kosovo by using the standard types F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Kosovo from another region please ensure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Kosovo

Can the iPad 3 be used in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Kosovan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Kosovo?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Kosovo (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying 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 foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Kosovan power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using a Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy 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 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Kosovan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Kosovan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 from the Kosovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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, C$15-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, costs under C$15.
  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, C$20-C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at C$15-C$20.