Montenegro power adapters - what plugs are used in Montenegro?

Montenegrin power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Montenegro all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power in a Montenegrin power outlet. If you don't know what voltage your device uses then read the section below about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage or single voltage device first.

  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Montenegrin power outlet then it can work in Montenegro.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a Montenegrin power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Montenegro such a Type F plug adapter [5]. Please be aware that a plug adapter for Montenegro (or power adapter) will change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Montenegro, but but is unable to change 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 Montenegro to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Montenegro if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you want to recharge your USB devices such as tablets or cellphones then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you bring a USB travel adapter which includes a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Montenegro.

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

Background

Various combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Montenegro. This page has links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Montenegro by using their Type F or C Montenegrin 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries. We suggest reading the Montenegro Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to travelling to the area.

Montenegro power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Montenegro?

If the shape of the Montenegrin power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter. American plugs won't physically fit in a Montenegrin power outlet so you will need to use a power adapter for Montenegro, and because the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Montenegro if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Montenegro?

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

What is the best power adapter for Montenegro?

Montenegro power outlets

What plug sockets do they use in Montenegro?

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

  • Plug Type C - You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type F - The sunken round power socket, technically called a type F power outlet or Schuko plug, can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
What plug sockets do they use in Montenegro?

What voltage is used in Montenegro?

The voltage used in Montenegro is 230 volts.

What is the electrical frequency used in a Montenegrin power outlet?

The frequency of the alternating current from a Montenegrin power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is a Montenegrin power outlet the same as the US?

A US plug won't fit in a Montenegrin power outlet therefore use a plug adapter for Montenegro. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage you will need to use a power converter for Montenegro and ensure that it works with a 50hz outlet.

Is the voltage in Montenegro the same as the US?

The voltage in Montenegro is 230 volts, however Americans use 120 volts. If your American charger or appliance won't handle dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for a Montenegrin power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work with a 230 volt outlet.

Montenegro 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 Montenegro?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Montenegro is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Montenegrins use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

What USB charger do I need for Montenegro?

Why use a travel USB charger for Montenegro?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 separate devices which cuts down on the weight and size of your luggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers include interchangeable plug heads for various countries making them ideal if visiting different countries across Europe which are likely to use a different standard to Montenegro.
  • A good USB charger is compact, rugged and lightweight - perfect for the rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace in Montenegro.
  • USB chargers can accept both the 230 volts used in Montenegro power outlets plus different voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that hotels in Montenegro only have a single wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with family or other traveler instead of waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airport departure gates are often sparse and the demand for charging multiple devices during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is perect.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good travel charger allows for unexpected surges to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone or tablet in Montenegro might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers also incorporate a power outlet strip to allow you to power low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but these will be unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our section on using travel appliances with a Montenegrin power outlet for helpful advice on the best power adapter to use with a Montenegrin power outlet for high powered devices.
  • Certain cell phones and tablets might pull more than the usual 500 mA (milliamps) produced from a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Premium USB chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices need additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple cell phones overnight using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Montenegro?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Montenegro using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much 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 more 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montenegro.

Power converters for Montenegro

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

Voltage converter

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [8] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to slot into a power outlet found in Montenegro, but a heavy and bulkier power converter [9] will transform the voltage of 230 volts from a Montenegrin power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Montenegro?

When travelling to Montenegro from another country check your device can be charged using a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [11] to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.
  • For powering larger appliances if you are visiting Montenegro from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [10] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

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

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

Single voltage hair dryer

Is my device single voltage or dual voltage?

The easiest method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power plug or on the appliance itself, normally near to where the power cord goes. This location will vary depending on the make and model of your device and could also state on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also have a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Montenegrin 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 Montenegrin power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Montenegrin power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can be connected to the Montenegrin power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can connect to a Montenegrin 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 can connect to a Montenegrin power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Montenegrin 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 Montenegrin 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/Montenegro - wikipedia web page about Montenegro.
  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.