Charging the iPhone when staying in Bosnia

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from a Bosnian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone in Bosnia. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone when travelling abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Bosnia the following instructions show how to power the iPhone by using the F or C type Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Bosnia from a different country please make sure your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend to visit a place like Sarajevo or Mostar read the wikipedia page about Bosnia [1] for further details.

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Charging the iPhone in Bosnia

Can you use the iPhone in Bosnia?

You can connect the iPhone to a Bosnian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Bosnia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Bosnians use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only bringing 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 baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bosnia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Bosnia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Bosnia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bosnian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from a Bosnian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Bosnian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bosnian power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using the Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Bosnia
  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, £10-£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, priced around £5.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.