Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Serbia

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Serbian power outlet and charging the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Serbian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when visiting abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPhone 3G when you are in Serbia using the Type F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Serbia from a different country please double check your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Serbia

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Serbian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3G then the best international travel adapter for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Serbians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Serbia we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Serbia?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G using the Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Serbian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3G using the Serbian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Serbia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.