Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Kosovo

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Kosovo by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Kosovo from another region please double check your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a place like Pristina or Prizren read the wikipedia.org entry about Kosovo [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Kosovo

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Kosovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Kosovo?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best travel charger for Kosovo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kosovars use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kosovo and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Kosovo using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 from the Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using a Kosovan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kosovan power outlet. The circular plug supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - wikipedia.org entry about Kosovo
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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 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
  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