Charging the iPhone when staying in Croatia

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone with a Croatian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPhone using a Type F USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone when they are visiting Croatia.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone when you're in Croatia using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Croatia from another region make sure the iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPhone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Croatia

Can the iPhone be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Croatia.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Croatia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best international travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Croatia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Croatia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Croatia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPhone with a Croatian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using the Croatian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  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. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Croatian power outlet

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

Learn how to power the iPhone with a Croatian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia web page about Croatia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters