Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to Bosnia

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your mobile phone with a Bosnian power outlet and recharging any mobile phone using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your mobile phone . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their mobile phone when staying in Bosnia.When you are planning a holiday to Bosnia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the mobile phone by using their standard F or C type Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Bosnia from another region make sure your mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Bosnia

Can you use any mobile phone in Bosnia?

You can use any mobile phone in Bosnia by using a power adaptor.

Bosnia

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Bosnia?

If you are travelling with more than your mobile phone or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Bosnia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Bosnians use (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 multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Bosnian 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. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. 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 visiting Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 Bosnia. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Bosnia?

Powering any mobile phone with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your mobile phone with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from a Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [2]) can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Bosnian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your mobile phone with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [5]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Bosnia
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing £10-£15.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, costing £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  6. 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, £15-£20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.