Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Montenegro

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Montenegrin power outlet with the Apple USB 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 charger.

Montenegrin power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 3G . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 3G when they are abroad.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you're travelling to Montenegro using their standard F or C type Montenegrin 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Montenegro from a different country please make sure that your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Montenegro

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Montenegro?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Montenegrin power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Montenegro?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G the best international travel charger for Montenegro to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Montenegrins use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montenegro

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 3G, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Montenegro.
  • 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Montenegro?

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Montenegrin power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Montenegrin power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Montenegrin power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 3G from a Montenegrin power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Montenegrin power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montenegrin Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, under $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, 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, estimated price between $10 to $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.