Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Kosovo

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Kosovan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Kosovan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you're in staying in Kosovo.This page contains useful instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Kosovo using the standard F or C type Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Kosovo from another country please check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Kosovo

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Kosovo?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Kosovan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kosovo?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Kosovo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Kosovo (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Kosovo we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kosovo?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Kosovan power outlet

Learn how to power the iPhone 5S with a Kosovan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using the Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Kosovan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB charger to power the iPhone 5S with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Kosovan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Wikipedia.org entry about Kosovo
  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 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
  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