Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Kosovo

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Kosovan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains a simple guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3G when travelling to Kosovo using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Kosovo from another country ensure your iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Kosovo

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Kosovo?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel adapter for Kosovo is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Kosovars use (F and C) and bringing this ensures 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 3G supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your 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 as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Kosovo we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3G in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Kosovan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Kosovan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The power outlet is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan 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 3G is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Kosovan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Kosovan power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power charger to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Wikipedia.org web page about Kosovo
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters