How to charge the mobile phone from a power outlet in Croatia

Using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your mobile phone from a Croatian power outlet and how to recharge any mobile phone using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to power the mobile phone when abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when you are in Croatia by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Croatia from another country please make sure your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Zagreb or Split please read the Croatian Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location.

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 all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Croatia

Can the mobile phone be used in Croatia?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Croatia?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone then the best international travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Croatians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Croatia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Croatia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Croatia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Croatian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge any mobile phone with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the Croatian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Croatian power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Croatian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatian Wikipedia page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters