Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Macedonia

Charging the iPhone using a Type F power adapter and charging the iPhone using a Type C USB charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone . When you are travelling to Macedonia these instructions show powering the iPhone by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Macedonia from a different region please check the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Macedonia

Can the iPhone be used in Macedonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Macedonian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Macedonia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone then the best travel charger for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macedonians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of 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 sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Macedonia we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Macedonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Macedonia using type B American 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. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Macedonia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Macedonian power outlet

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from a Macedonian power outlet you'll need 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Macedonian power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Macedonian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Macedonian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Macedonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macedonia Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).