How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Serbia

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Serbian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type F power charger.

Serbian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 6 in Serbia. If you are travelling to Serbia the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 using their Type F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Serbia from a different country check that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Serbia

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Serbia?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Serbian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Serbia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Serbia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Serbia (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Serbia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Serbia using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Serbia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Serbia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Serbian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 from the Serbian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. The power outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Serbian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from the Serbian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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