How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Herzegovina

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you are staying abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3G in Herzegovina by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Herzegovina from a different country check that the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like Dubrovnik we also suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Herzegovina [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Herzegovina

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Herzegovina?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Herzegovina.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Herzegovina?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G then the best travel charger for Herzegovina is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Herzegovinians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Herzegovina. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Herzegovina using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Herzegovina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Herzegovinian 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 usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Herzegovinian power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Herzegovinian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Herzegovinian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Herzegovinian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Herzegovina
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price C$15-C$20.