Charging the iPhone 5S in Herzegovina

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPhone 5S in Herzegovina. This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 5S when they are visiting Herzegovina.The following simple instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Herzegovina using their standard types F or C Herzegovinian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Herzegovina from a different country ensure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Herzegovina

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Herzegovina?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Herzegovinian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Herzegovina?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Herzegovina is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Herzegovinians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

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 5S, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Herzegovina using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Herzegovina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S using a Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Herzegovinian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Schuko Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 5S from a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Herzegovinian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Herzegovinian 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