Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Serbia

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Serbian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Serbian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. If planning a vacation to Serbia the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4S by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Serbia from another country check that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a destination such as Belgrade please refer to the Wikipedia page about Serbia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Serbia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Serbia?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Serbia.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Serbians use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Serbian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Serbia using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Serbia?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Serbian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Serbian 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 include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Serbian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia - Wikipedia page about Serbia
  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