How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Croatia

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5C from a Croatian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type F USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPhone 5C when they are travelling to Croatia.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 5C when you are visiting Croatia by using their Type F or C Croatian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Croatia from another country please check that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Croatia

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Croatia?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Croatia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPhone 5C the best 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]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Croatians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5C in Croatia?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C from the Croatian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Croatian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Croatian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Croatian power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia.org entry about Croatia
  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