How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Croatia

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Croatian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type F power charger.

Croatian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're in Croatia.When going to Croatia this page has instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4 using their types F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Croatia from another country double check your iPhone 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Croatian destination like Zagreb or Split refer to the Croatia Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Croatia

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Croatia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Croatia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 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 4 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 4 in Croatia?

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Croatian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Croatian power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from a Croatian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Croatian power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - Croatia Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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