Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Bosnia

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Bosnian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Bosnian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards 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 iPhone 5 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when you're visiting abroad.This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Bosnia using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Bosnia from a different country please check the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Bosnia

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Bosnia?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Bosnia by using a power adaptor.

Bosnia

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Bosnia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bosnians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and 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 travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 iPhone 5, 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 counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bosnia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia 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 just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Bosnia?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 from a Bosnian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from a Bosnian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 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 iPhone 5 from a Bosnian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5 from a Bosnian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page 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, £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, priced at around £15.
  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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.