How to charge the iPhone 3G in Bosnia

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Bosnian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 3G in Bosnia. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.These instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3G when travelling to Bosnia using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Bosnia from another region make sure that the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Bosnia

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Bosnia.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Bosnia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Bosnians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Bosnian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose power 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 any country 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 regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Bosnia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bosnian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 3G with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3G using the Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Bosnian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Bosnian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G from the Bosnian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 3G.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two large holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bosnian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, £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, £5-£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, costs £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.