Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Serbia

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5 from a Serbian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Serbian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Serbia.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 5 when travelling to Serbia using their standard F or C type Serbian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Serbia from another country ensure your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Serbian destination such as Belgrade we also suggest reading the Serbia Wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Serbia

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Serbia?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Serbia.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Serbia?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible 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 power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Serbian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Serbia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Serbia?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5 from a Serbian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Serbian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 5 with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Serbian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Serbia Wikipedia page
  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, estimated price £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  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, estimated cost around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.