How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Croatia

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Croatian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type F power plug.

Croatian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when staying in Croatia using their Type F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Croatia from another country please make sure that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a destination like Zagreb refer to the wikipedia.org page about Croatia [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Croatia

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Croatia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Croatia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Croatia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Croatia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Croatia?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Croatian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Croatian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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 Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Croatian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Croatian power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type F USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from the Croatian 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 already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power 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. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia.org page about Croatia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  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