Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Macedonia

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Macedonian power outlet and powering the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Macedonian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 4 when you're visiting Macedonia using the standard F or C type Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Macedonia from another country make sure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Macedonia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Macedonia?

You can use the iPad 4 in Macedonia.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Macedonia?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Macedonia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macedonians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macedonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Macedonia using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Macedonia?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Macedonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Macedonian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Macedonian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the Macedonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Macedonian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Macedonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macedonia entry on wikipedia
  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, costs 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, costing 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, costing 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, C$15-C$20.