How to charge the iPhone 4 in Bosnia

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Bosnian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 4 using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPhone 4 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 4 when staying in Bosnia using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Bosnia from another country double check the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Bosnia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Bosnia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Bosnia.

Bosnia

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Bosnia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 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 4 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 4 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]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Bosnia?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from the Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 4 with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Bosnian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, sometimes called the Schuko plug, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Bosnia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, estimated cost £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, 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, estimated cost £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 cost £10-£15.