Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Slovenia

Learn how to power the iPhone 4S with a Slovenian power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB plug.

Slovenian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4S in Slovenia. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 4S when staying in Slovenia by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Slovenia from another region please double check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Slovenia

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Slovenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Slovenian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Slovenia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 4S then the best international travel adapter for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Slovenes use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Slovenia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Slovenia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in Slovenia?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a Slovenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the Slovenian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Slovenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenia - Slovenian 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 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