Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Slovenia

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Slovenian power outlet and how to power the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you're visiting abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone when you are in Slovenia using the Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power supplies will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Slovenia from a different country please check the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Ljubljana we suggest reading the Slovenian country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Slovenia

Can you use the iPhone in Slovenia?

You can use the iPhone in Slovenia by using a power adaptor.

Slovenia

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Slovenia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone then the best travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets in Slovenia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Slovenia we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Slovenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Slovenia?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Slovenian power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from a Slovenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Slovenian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Slovenian power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Slovenian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovenian country entry on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, £10-£15.
  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 cost £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, around £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.