Charging the iPad Mini in Kosovo

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini from a Kosovan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and how to power the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini when they're abroad.If you are going to Kosovo the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Kosovo from a different country ensure the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Kosovan city such as Pristina we recommend reading the Kosovo Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Kosovo

Can you use the iPad Mini in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Kosovo?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kosovars use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Kosovo?

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini from a Kosovan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini using the Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Kosovan power outlet

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini from a Kosovan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from a Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kosovo Wikipedia web 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, 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, under 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, priced 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, costing under C$20.