How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Croatia

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Croatian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPhone 5 when you are visiting Croatia by using the standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Croatia from a different region check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Croatia

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Croatia?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Croatia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 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 5 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 5 in Croatia?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from a Croatian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Croatian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 with a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, also known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 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 Wiki 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 Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  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