Charging the iPhone 5C in Montenegro

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Montenegrin power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5C using a Type F USB charger.

Montenegrin power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5C when travelling to Montenegro using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Montenegro from a different country please make sure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a destination like Podgorica or NikÅ¡ic please read the Montenegrin page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Montenegro

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Montenegro?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Montenegrin power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel power adapter for Montenegro is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Montenegrins use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Montenegro

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Montenegro 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Montenegro. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Montenegro?

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Montenegrin power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C from the Montenegrin power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Montenegrin power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one 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 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Montenegrin 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 Montenegrin power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Montenegrin power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using 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 should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Montenegrin power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montenegrin page on Wikipedia.org
  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, 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, costs under $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, 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.