How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Montenegro

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge the iPad 3 from a Montenegrin power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type F power plug.

Montenegrin power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when going to Montenegro.If you are staying in Montenegro the following instructions show powering your iPad 3 using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Montenegro from a different region make sure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Montenegro

Can the iPad 3 be used in Montenegro?

You can use the iPad 3 in Montenegro.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Montenegro?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Montenegro is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Montenegro (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Montenegro

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Montenegro.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Montenegro?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Montenegrin power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Montenegrin power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 from the Montenegrin power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Montenegrin power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Montenegrin power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Montenegrin power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Montenegrin power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Montenegrin power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montenegrin Wiki 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, under $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs between $5 to $10.
  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, priced between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.