Herzegovina power adapters - what plugs are used in Herzegovina?

Herzegovinian power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Herzegovina all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to power in a Herzegovinian power outlet. If you do not know which voltage your device can use then read the section about how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device before going any further.

  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet then it will work in Herzegovina without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina such a Type F plug adapter [5]. A plug adapter for Herzegovina (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Herzegovina, but but is unable to convert the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you'll also need a power converter for Herzegovina to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina if the power converter doesn't have the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you want to power your USB devices such as a tablet or a cellphone then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, however make sure that you bring one which has a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts used in Herzegovina you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Prior to using your device in Herzegovina please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Herzegovina. This page has links to step-by-step instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Herzegovina using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries. We also suggest referring to the Herzegovina Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

Herzegovina power adapters

Do I need a power adapter for Herzegovina?

If the power plug you want to use isn't the same as the shape of the power outlet in Herzegovina then you will need a power adapter. An American plug won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Herzegovina, and because the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Herzegovina if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Herzegovina?

The best power adapter for Herzegovina is a Type F plug adapter [5] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Herzegovina?

Herzegovina power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Herzegovina?

There are two types of power supply used in Herzegovina, types F and C with the primary power supply being type F:

  • Plug Type C - You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type F - You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
What kind of outlets are in Herzegovina?

What voltage is used in Herzegovina?

The normal voltage used in Herzegovina is 230 volts.

Are plug sockets in Herzegovina the same as US?

American plugs won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet therefore bring a power adapter for Herzegovina. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Herzegovina and check that it works with 50hz.

What is the electrical frequency used in Herzegovina?

The frequency in a Herzegovinian power outlet is 50Hz.

Is the voltage in Herzegovina the same as in the US?

The voltage in Herzegovina is 230 volts, whereas Americans use 120 volts. If your American appliance or charger can't handle dual voltage then you need a power converter for Herzegovina which can change the voltage from a 220-240 volt power outlet to 120 volts.

Herzegovina USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Herzegovina?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than one device then the best travel charger for Herzegovina to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Herzegovina (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your device can support Fast Charge then you will benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters 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 while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your devices at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Herzegovina?

Why use a travel USB charger for Herzegovina?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps cut down on the weight of your baggage by only packing one USB wall charger rather than bringing multiple USB chargers along.
  • Travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for different power outlets thereby making them ideal when visiting multiple countries which are likely to use a different standard to Herzegovina.
  • Good USB power chargers are rugged, lightweight and compact - perfect for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair in Herzegovina.
  • USB travel chargers will accept both the 230 volts used in Herzegovina power outlets and other voltage standards across the world.
  • It is possible that hotels in Herzegovina might only have one wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with family or other traveler instead of having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature they take the uncertainty out of travelling to any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airport departure gates can be scarce and the demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is perect.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in Herzegovina might prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Higher priced USB travel chargers also include power outlet strips to allow you to use multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Please read the section on using travel appliances with a Herzegovinian power outlet for advice on the best power adapter for a Herzegovinian power outlet for high powered appliances.
  • Certain mobile phones and tablets could pull more than the normal 500 mA (milliamps) supplied by a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase any of your devices require extra power.
  • When back at home travel USB power chargers can also be used by recharging multiple cellphones every day using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Herzegovina?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 going to Herzegovina using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina.

Power converters for Herzegovina

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter?

An expensive and heavy power converter [9] converts the voltage of 230 volts from a Herzegovinian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance, however a more lightweight and smaller power adapter [8] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to slot into a power outlet found in Herzegovina.

Do I need a voltage converter for Herzegovina?

When visiting Herzegovina from a different region please make sure that your device can accept a 230v supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [11] to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.
  • For powering larger appliances if you are traveling to Herzegovina from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [10] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

Read the list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How to tell the voltage of my device

Dual voltage hair dryer

How to tell the voltage of my device

A simple way to tell if a device is dual voltage is to check for numbers printed on the supplied charger or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord sits. The location might vary depending on the make and model of your unit, it could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can connect to the Herzegovinian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that work with a Herzegovinian power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Herzegovinian power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Herzegovina Wikipedia page.
  2. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  4. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  5. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  8. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  9. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  10. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  11. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.