Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in Slovenia

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Slovenian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3GS in Slovenia using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Slovenia from another country please check the iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Slovenia

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Slovenian power outlet.

Slovenia

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Slovenia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovenes use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 using USB, however 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 for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Slovenia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Slovenia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Slovenian power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Slovenian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3GS using the Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Slovenian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Slovenian power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Slovenian 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 device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Slovenia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 around £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 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, priced at £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.