Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Macedonia

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Macedonian power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions which shows how to power your iPad Mini 2 in Macedonia by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Macedonia from another country double check the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Macedonia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Macedonia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Macedonian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Macedonia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Macedonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macedonians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Macedonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Macedonia?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Macedonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Macedonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Macedonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type F USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Macedonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Macedonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large round adjacent holes, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macedonian Wikipedia 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, estimated cost 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, costs 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, estimated cost 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, priced at under C$20.