How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Macedonia

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Macedonian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide will show you what you'll need to charge your iPad Air 2 in Macedonia by using the standard Type F or C Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Macedonia from a different country check your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Macedonia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Macedonia?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Macedonia.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Macedonia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macedonians use two different types of plug sockets (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 pins and 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 changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Macedonia or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit 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 power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

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 Air 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Macedonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Macedonia using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Macedonia?

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

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Macedonian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from the Macedonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Macedonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Macedonian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 using a Macedonian 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 cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Macedonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Macedonia
  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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.