How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Herzegovina

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Herzegovinian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 5 using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you're in Herzegovina.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Herzegovina by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Herzegovina from another region please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Herzegovina

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Herzegovina?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Herzegovina by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Herzegovina?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Herzegovina is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Herzegovinians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 5, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Herzegovina 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Herzegovina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Herzegovina?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Herzegovinian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Herzegovinian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 from a Herzegovinian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Herzegovina entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, priced at under C$20.
  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, priced under 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, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.