How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Croatia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Croatian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Croatian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 3GS in Croatia. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Croatia by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Croatia from a different country ensure the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a city such as Zagreb or Split read the Croatia Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Croatia

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Croatia?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Croatia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Croatia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Croatia using type B US 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Croatia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Croatian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Croatian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using the Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Croatian power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS from the Croatian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Croatian power outlet

See also

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