Charging any mobile phone when staying in Kosovo

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Kosovan power outlet with USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter and powering any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you are travelling to Kosovo.When you're planning a trip to Kosovo the following instructions show how to power the mobile phone by using the Type F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Kosovo from another country check that the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Kosovo

Can you use any mobile phone in Kosovo?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Kosovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Kosovo?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two different types of power outlets in Kosovo (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power 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 tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kosovo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kosovo.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Kosovo.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Kosovo?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Kosovan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Kosovan power outlet with USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge the mobile phone using the Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Kosovan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Kosovan power outlet

Learn how to power any mobile phone with a Kosovan power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovan country Wiki page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters