How to charge the iPhone 5S when visiting Montenegro

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Montenegrin power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Montenegrin power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5S when travelling to Montenegro by using their types F or C Montenegrin 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Montenegro from a different country ensure that the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Montenegro

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Montenegro?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Montenegro.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Montenegro to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Montenegro (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and 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 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Montenegro we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montenegro

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, however 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 counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Montenegro.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Montenegro?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Montenegrin power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into 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 Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Montenegrin power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Montenegrin power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Montenegrin power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Montenegrin power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Montenegrin power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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 Montenegrin power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Montenegrin power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montenegro - Montenegro 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 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