How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Kosovo

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Kosovan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when visiting Kosovo by using the standard types F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Kosovo from a different country double check your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Kosovo

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Kosovan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Kosovo?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Kosovo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Kosovo (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your Kosovan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are 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 converter 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 using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kosovan power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Kosovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kosovan power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - wikipedia.org page about Kosovo
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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