Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Bosnia

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Bosnian power outlet by using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type F USB plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. When you're staying in Bosnia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 3GS by using their standard F or C type Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Bosnia from another region ensure your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Bosnia

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Bosnia?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Bosnia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Bosnia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Bosnian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bosnia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia using 3 pin 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Bosnia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Bosnia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Bosnian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Bosnian power outlet by using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3GS using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Bosnian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Bosnian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3GS from a Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bosnia page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, priced at around $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, estimated cost around $5.
  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 under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.