Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Kosovo

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Kosovan power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type F USB plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when staying in Kosovo using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Kosovo from a different region please check that the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Kosovo

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Kosovo?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Kosovo?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best international travel adapter for Kosovo is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Kosovars use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Kosovo we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kosovo.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Kosovo?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Kosovan power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Kosovan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Kosovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Kosovan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 from a Kosovan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Kosovan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Kosovan country wikipedia 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