Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in Kosovo

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Kosovan power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPhone 3GS when they're staying abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Kosovo the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 3GS by using the F or C type Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Kosovo from a different country please ensure that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Kosovo

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Kosovan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Kosovo?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best travel charger for Kosovo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kosovars use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kosovo 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 Kosovo using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Kosovo. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Kosovo?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the Kosovan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Kosovan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Kosovan power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS using the Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kosovo country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, 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, priced at 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, 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, C$15-C$20.