How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Kosovo

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Kosovan power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following step by step instructions will show what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Kosovo using their Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Kosovo from a different country double check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Kosovo

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kosovo?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best travel power adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kosovars use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kosovo 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 compact power adapter 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kosovan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Kosovan power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kosovan power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Kosovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 - Kosovo Wikipedia web 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
  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
  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