How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Slovenia

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with a Slovenian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 3G in Slovenia. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 3G abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3G when you're travelling to Slovenia by using the standard types F or C Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Slovenia from a different region check your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Slovenia

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Slovenia?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Slovenian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Slovenia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel charger for Slovenia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Slovenia. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Slovenia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Slovenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Slovenian power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Slovenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the power 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 Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Slovenian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Slovenian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Slovenian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Slovenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovenian entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, costing £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, 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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.