Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Bosnia

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bosnian power outlet and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPhone 4S when you're visiting Bosnia using the standard Type F or C Bosnian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power changes from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Bosnia from a different country please check that the iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 4S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Bosnia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Bosnia?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Bosnia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Bosnia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bosnians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins 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 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Bosnian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are 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. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bosnia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia using 3 pin type B 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 originating 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bosnia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Bosnia?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from a Bosnian 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 normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bosnian power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bosnian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Bosnia page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters