Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Montenegro

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Montenegrin power outlet and how to power the iPhone 5 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Montenegrin power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5 . These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5 abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 5 when travelling to Montenegro using the standard F or C type Montenegrin 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Montenegro from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a destination like Podgorica or NikÅ¡ic we recommend reading the wikipedia.org web page about Montenegro [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Montenegro

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Montenegro?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Montenegrin power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Montenegro?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Montenegro to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Montenegro (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Montenegro we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montenegro

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting 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 for visitors of counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Montenegro 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Montenegro using 3 pinned type B 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 from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Montenegro?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Montenegrin power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Montenegrin power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Montenegrin power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Montenegrin power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 with a Montenegrin power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 5).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Montenegrin power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Montenegro
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  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 between $15 to $20.
  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, costs 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, around $15.