How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Bosnia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Bosnian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5S using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Bosnian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Bosnia by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Bosnia from a different region check your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a Bosnian place such as Sarajevo or Mostar read the Bosnia Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Bosnia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Bosnia?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Bosnian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bosnia?

When travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Bosnia (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Bosnian trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Bosnia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bosnia?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Bosnian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bosnian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Bosnian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Bosnian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Bosnian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply, also called the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Bosnia Wikipedia web page
  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 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
  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