Herzegovina power adapters - what plugs are used in Herzegovina?

Herzegovinian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Herzegovina?

You will need to use a Type F plug adapter [4] for Herzegovina if your plug won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet.

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Herzegovina all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to power in a Herzegovinian power outlet. If you do not know which voltage your device uses then please read the section about how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device before going any further.

  • Power cuts can happen in Herzegovina, it is advised to pack a power bank [9] if you want to keep your phone battery and other devices fully charged whilst travelling during a power outage.
  • If you are planning on travelling to Herzegovina from the US you will need to use a suitable power adapter for Herzegovina to fit a US plug into a Herzegovinian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Herzegovina bring a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet then it will work in Herzegovina without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina such a Type F plug adapter [4]. A plug adapter for Herzegovina (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Herzegovina, but but is unable to convert the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Herzegovina to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina if the power converter doesn't have the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you want to power your USB devices such as a tablet or a cellphone then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, however make sure that you bring one which has a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts used in Herzegovina you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Prior to using your device in Herzegovina please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Herzegovina power adapters

Power adapters for Herzegovina

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Herzegovina. This page has links to step-by-step instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Herzegovina using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Herzegovina?

The best power adapter for Herzegovina is a Type F plug adapter [4] which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Herzegovina?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Herzegovina is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter which allows a Herzegovinian power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

Do I need a power adapter for Herzegovina?

If the type of Herzegovinian power outlet is different to the power plug you want to use then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Herzegovina from the US?

American plugs won't physically fit into a Herzegovinian power outlet therefore you will need to use a plug adapter for Herzegovina, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Herzegovina to prevent damage or overheating to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Herzegovinian power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you also need a more expensive step down power converter for Herzegovina.

What does a power adapter for a Herzegovinian power outlet do?

A power adapter for a Herzegovinian power outlet allows a visitor from another location to use their own electrical devices in Herzegovina simply by altering the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do European plug adapters work in Herzegovina?

Because there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a chance that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet.

Herzegovina power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Herzegovina?

Type C and F power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Herzegovina?

There are two types of power supply used in Herzegovina, types F and C with the primary power supply being type F:

  • Plug Type C - You can recognise this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type F - You can identify the power socket by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two metal grounding clips above and below.

Do US plugs work in Herzegovina?

No - a US plug won't work in Herzegovina because it won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet without using a plug adapter. The voltage is different so please use a power converter if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance can work with a 50hz power outlet.

Are plug sockets in Herzegovina the same as US?

American plugs won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet therefore bring a power adapter for Herzegovina. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Herzegovina and check that it works with 50hz.

What is the electrical frequency used in Herzegovina?

The frequency in a Herzegovinian power outlet is 50Hz.

Is the voltage in Herzegovina the same as in the US?

The voltage in Herzegovina is 230 volts, whereas Americans use 120 volts. If your American appliance or charger can't handle dual voltage then you need a power converter for Herzegovina which can change the voltage from a 220-240 volt power outlet to 120 volts.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Herzegovina?

Use a step down power converter should you need to use a 110V appliance in Herzegovina.

Do European plugs work in Herzegovina?

European Union flag

Do European plugs work in Herzegovina?

Different destinations throughout Europe all use different standards of voltages and power outlet types, so a plug which could be used in Herzegovina might not operate in another destination. If you intend on visiting more than one destination in Europe you can either use a multiple power adapter travel set [12] consisting of every type of power adapter, or a smaller single international travel plug adapter [13] as both these options should make sure that you are covered for all different power outlet types which you might find in each location. Before travelling check the list of power outlets used throughout Europe to understand which power adapters and converters you need to bring for your journey.

Are there many power outages in Herzegovina?

There are potentially monthly power outages in Herzegovina.

What is access to electrical power like in Herzegovina?

The entire population of Herzegovina has access to electricity.

Do I need a portable charger for Herzegovina?

USB power bank for charging cell phones

Do I need a portable charger for Herzegovina?

Due to problems with the stability of electrical power in Herzegovina travellers should pack backup charging options if they want to continue using devices such as phones or tablets.

  • During a trip increased reliance on mobile phones for storing calendars, taking photos, sat nav, social network sharing and streaming videos can syphon off power before the end of the day. As well as just missed photo opportunities this could possibly leave you without sufficient power to make emergency calls or being able to use a GPS app to get directions to your hotel or accommodation. By packing a power bank [9] for Herzegovina eases those concerns as it allows you to power up your mobile phone on the go, especially when visiting a location with power outages.
  • A 10,000mAh portable charger [9] will store enough power to cover over 3 full charges while a 20,000mAh portable charger [16] should keep a typical cell phone powered for roughly 7 days. The mAh rating (milli ampere-hours) describes the capacity of a battery giving an indication of how many cycles the power bank is capable of.
  • As long as your laptop has a USB-C charging port then a portable charger for a laptop [17] marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies at least 20Wh can be used to recharge the laptop in Herzegovina.
  • However be aware that some airlines prohibit batteries on an aircraft with more than 100Wh of power and must not be left in checked-in luggage.
  • Consumer power banks won't work with high wattage items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer [14] or gas hair straighteners [15] can be used for travelling to areas with frequent power cuts such as Herzegovina.
Do solar powered chargers work in Herzegovina?

A solar backpack in the sun

Do solar powered chargers work in Herzegovina?

The sunshine in Herzegovina could be suitable for a solar power bank [19], however may take time to charge. The smaller surface area of the cells means a solar power bank will need to be left in powerful daylight for an extended period of time in order to provide enough power for a single charge, which might prove difficult to constantly unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge between cloud cover.

  • The larger cells found on a solar backpack [18] will give the bag the ability to create more power within a shorter period of time, and could generate some charge during overcast weather.
  • A phone that has been plugged directly into the USB port of a solar backpack should trickle charge the power during sunny periods in Herzegovina, but this might prove inconvenient to have the phone continually connected in the bag should it be used constantly. A regular power bank [9] plugged into a solar backpack can be constantly recharged inside the bag during the day, afterwards you can recharge your phone using the power bank at any time.
  • A bag that is suitable for Herzegovina should have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, be able to generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and includes a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • They are available in rucksack, laptop messenger and backpack styles which makes them perfect for domestic, travel and work use. The durable and flexible solar panels used in solar powered bags have been designed to endure bending and scratching, unlike normal rigid solar panels.

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Herzegovina chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Herzegovina?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than one device then the best travel charger for Herzegovina to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Herzegovina (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your device can support Fast Charge then you will benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your devices at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Herzegovina?

Why use a travel USB charger for Herzegovina?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. It helps reduce the size and weight of your luggage by only bringing a single USB wall charger instead of needing to bring several individual USB chargers with you.
  • All travel USB chargers will include interchangeable plug heads for various regions. This is suitable if travelling to different countries which are likely to use a different standard to Herzegovina.
  • A good power charger is compact, rugged and lightweight; ideal for the rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair in Herzegovina.
  • USB travel chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Herzegovina along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that some hotel rooms in Herzegovina might only have one wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Due to their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones during departure can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is perect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone in Herzegovina could prove difficult and expensive.
  • Larger USB chargers should also incorporate power outlet strips to allow you to power multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but note these will be unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See the section on using travel appliances with a Herzegovinian power outlet for guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for a high powered appliances with a Herzegovinian power outlet.
  • Some tablets and cellphones could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a normal 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Higher priced USB travel chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices draw extra power.
  • Travel USB chargers can still be useful when returning home by charging multiple mobile phones and tablets overnight using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Herzegovina?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Herzegovina using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina.

Power converters for Herzegovina

What does a power converter for Herzegovina do?

Power converters allow travellers to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical device with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Herzegovina, but an expensive and bulkier power converter [20] transforms the voltage of 230 volts from a Herzegovinian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Herzegovina?

If you are travelling to Herzegovina from another region make sure that the device can accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter [21] if you are travelling to Herzegovina from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance doesn't support 230 volts. See our list of world power outlets guide to find out which voltage is used in your country.
  • You don't need a power converter if you already use either a single voltage appliance that works with 230 volts or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and then used with 230 volts run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless a step down power converter [21] is used.
  • You won't need a power converter if you need to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone or laptop as these are typically dual voltage and designed for international use, but you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • When supplying power to high wattage appliances or generate heat (for example hair dryers or clothes irons) then you will need to use a bulkier higher wattage heavy duty power converter [6].
  • It should be more cost effective to use a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance than paying for a much heavier power converter to Herzegovina simply to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read these travel guides on travelling with clothes irons, curling irons, hairdryers and hair straighteners in Herzegovinian power outlets , along with recommendations on some affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Herzegovina if I'm visiting from America?

The 230 volts used in a plug outlet in Herzegovina is different to an 110 volt American supply so please use a step down power converter [21] if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What converter do I need for Herzegovina?

To use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in Herzegovina you need to buy a step down power converter [21].

What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [21] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Herzegovina before plugging that into a Herzegovinian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet.

What voltage does Herzegovina use?

Herzegovina uses 230 volts in their standard power outlets.

How to tell the voltage of my device

Single voltage hair straighteners

How to tell the voltage of my device

A simple way to tell if a device is dual voltage is to check for numbers printed on the supplied charger or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord sits. The location might vary depending on the make and model of your unit, it could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

What can I connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Herzegovinian power outlet

Apple iPhones that work with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Herzegovinian power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Herzegovina, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [22].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Herzegovina Wikipedia page.
  2. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  12. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  13. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  14. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  15. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  16. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  17. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  18. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight.
  19. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device.
  20. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  21. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  22. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets