How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Serbia

A guide showing how to power the iPhone with a Serbian power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone using a two pinned Type F power plug.

Serbian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPhone when going abroad.If you are travelling to Serbia this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Serbia from another region double check the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Serbia

Can you use the iPhone in Serbia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Serbian power outlet.

Serbia

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Serbia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Serbians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As 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 heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Serbian trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Serbia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Serbian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using a Serbian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone from a Serbian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Serbian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Serbian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Serbian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Serbian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  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, under $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.