How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Croatia

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Croatian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

Croatian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 4S in Croatia. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 4S when you're travelling to Croatia by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Croatia from a different country check that the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Croatia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Croatia?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Croatian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Croatia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for Croatia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Croatia 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Croatia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives 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 more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Croatia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Croatian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S using a Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Croatian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPhone 4S by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko plug) can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB 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. Switch on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia.org entry about Croatia
  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