How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Serbia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Serbian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Serbian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when travelling to Serbia using their standard types F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Serbia from a different region please ensure that your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Serbia

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Serbia?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Serbia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Serbia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Serbians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Serbia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Serbia?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 5S with a Serbian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Serbian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPhone 5S with a Serbian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S from a Serbian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Serbian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia - Serbian page on wikipedia
  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