How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Kosovo

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5C with a Kosovan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 5C in Kosovo. This guide was written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5C when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in Kosovo this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5C by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Kosovo from another region check the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Pristina or Prizren we also recommend referring to the Kosovo Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Kosovo

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Kosovan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C then the best travel adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Kosovars use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kosovo using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Kosovo?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 5C with a Kosovan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C from the Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Kosovan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using a Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovo Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated price around $5.
  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, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.