Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Serbia

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Serbian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Serbian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4 in Serbia. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 4 when they're travelling to Serbia.These step by step instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 4 when you're visiting Serbia using the standard F or C type Serbian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Serbia from a different country please make sure your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Serbia

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Serbia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Serbian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4 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 4 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 4, 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 4 in Serbia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Serbian power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 4 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 using the Serbian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Serbian power outlet

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 4 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4 from a Serbian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Serbian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Serbian country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costing £5-£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, estimated price around £5.
  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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.