Charging the iPad Air when visiting Montenegro

Using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Montenegrin power outlet and how to charge the iPad Air using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Montenegrin power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Air when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air in Montenegro using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Montenegro from a different country please check the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Montenegrin place such as Podgorica read the Montenegro Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Montenegro

Can you use the iPad Air in Montenegro?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Montenegrin power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Montenegro?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air then the best travel charger for Montenegro to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Montenegrins use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Montenegro using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Montenegro?

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

Using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Montenegrin power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air from a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Montenegrin power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Montenegrin power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Air from a Montenegrin power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Montenegrin power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Montenegrin power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montenegro 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, costs between $5 to $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  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 $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.