Herzegovina power adapters - what plugs are used in Herzegovina?

Herzegovinian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Herzegovina?

You will need to use a Type F plug adapter for Herzegovina if your plug won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet.

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 uses then please read the section about how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device before going any further.

  • Power cuts can happen in Herzegovina, it is advised to pack a power bank if you want to keep your phone battery and other devices fully charged whilst travelling during a power outage.
  • If you are planning on travelling to Herzegovina from the US you will need to use a suitable power adapter for Herzegovina to fit a US plug into a Herzegovinian power outlet. As the voltage is different in Herzegovina bring a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • 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 won't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina such a Type F plug adapter. 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 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 also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Herzegovina[4]

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.

Herzegovina power adapters

Power adapters for Herzegovina

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Herzegovina. This page contains links to simple instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting Herzegovina by using their standard F or C type Herzegovinian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the list of World power adapters for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Herzegovina?

The best power adapter for Herzegovina is a Type F plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [4]

What is the best power adapter for Herzegovina?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Herzegovina is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter which allows a Herzegovinian power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country. [10]

Do I need a power adapter for Herzegovina?

If the shape of the wall outlet in Herzegovina is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Herzegovinian power outlet?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter along with the correct type of adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Herzegovinian power outlet do?

A power adapter for a Herzegovinian power outlet allows a visitor travelling from a different location to use electronic devices in Herzegovina simply by altering the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do European plug adapters work in Herzegovina?

As there are so many different types of power outlets in Europe there is a possibility that a power adapter that works in another location in Europe doesn't fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter for Herzegovina

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Herzegovina

Power adapters are most likely be available in major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Electrical adapters for Herzegovina

Travel Power Strips

Travel power strips including adapters

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • A travel power strip is capable of charging multiple appliances at the same time via one power outlet, costing under $40 USD (under £40 GBP / around C$25).
  • Certain models of travel power strips offer voltage conversation for lower wattage electronics (for example laptops or cameras). So even if your appliance isn't dual voltage it should still work with a Herzegovinian power outlet when using only a travel power strip. This makes them a cheap lightweight alternative to a power converter.
  • Normal models will feature multiple USB charging ports.
  • Voltage from power grids in certain countries might fluctuate, a sudden surge in power could damage electrical items. There are some models that have a surge protector, this will protect your device from being overloaded.
  • It can still be functional back at home.
  • US and Canadian power strips include Type A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N plug adapters so should work in Herzegovina.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Unlike dedicated power converters, the conversion on travel power strips won't convert higher wattage appliances such as hair straighteners and curling irons.
  • Due to the weight of a travel power strip it might be unsuitable for hand luggage.
  • A travel power strip might be considered excessive for travellers only bringing a small number of devices to charge. [11]
Power Plug Adapters

A small and lightweight type F plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Cheapest option, with prices between $5 to $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  • Straightforward design makes it easy to use.
  • Bringing a Type F plug adapter will be ideal for Herzegovina.
  • Lightweight and compact.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • A single plug adapter per device - for each separate appliance you want to use you will also need to bring a separate adapter.
  • Only alters the shape of the plug to fit in a Type F Herzegovinian power outlet and not the actual voltage, so if your device doesn't work with 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will still need to pack a voltage converter.
  • Should you plan to travel to more than just Herzegovina then you may need to bring along more than one type of power adapter.
  • If you wish to charge any USB device then you also need to pack your domestic USB charger.
  • Accomodation in Herzegovina might only have a single wall outlet available, so you will only be capable of charging one appliance at a time. [4]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB charger with swappable heads

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Perfect when you only have to charge USB devices, for example iPads, cell phones and Kindles.
  • You only have to pack one unit rather than bring multiple domestic USB power chargers which costs roughly under $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  • Supplied with swappable adapter heads making them useful in a large number of countries. Interchangeable adapter heads which are supplied with USB wall chargers are typically lightweight and small making them easy to pack.
  • Offers a built in surge protector.
  • When you get back home it could still be functional.
  • The interchangeable plugs will fit into Types A/B, E/F, G and I outlets so will work in Herzegovina.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • They only have USB outputs so you won't be able to charge any appliances, just USB devices. [2]
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Most models will operate in around 150 countries.
  • An all-in-one compact design which is small and lightweight for under $15 USD (around £15 GBP / around C$25).
  • Some models will include multiple USB charging ports.
  • Relatively easy to use.
  • There are some models that have a surge protector, this will protect your device from being overloaded by unstable power grids.
  • The retracting pins won't get caught against other items when packed in baggage.
  • A universal travel power adapter will potentially be of use domestically as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so will work with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • A universal travel adapter must not be used with a high power electrical appliance; for example hair straighteners, microwaves, kettles, curling irons or hair dryers.
  • The shutters and other moving parts could be fragile on some models making them likely to break whilst abroad.
  • Universal power adapters only provide power to a single appliance.
  • Not completely universal; adapters might not cover certain countries with less common power outlet types.
  • Universal travel power adapters don't have an in-built power converter meaning they're not suitable for electrical devices which don't support 230 volts. [12]
Plug Adapter Sets

Cost effective plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • As prices are roughly between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25) a set works out more cost-effective than purchasing multiple plug adapter types costing almost $10 USD (almost £10 GBP / over C$45) each.
  • Covers all power outlet types.
  • If you are travelling to multiple countries this is ideal.
  • Set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so will be suitable with a Herzegovinian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Not flexible - prior to any trip you will need to choose which adapters they'll need, or alternatively pack each plug adapter in the set with you.
  • Means lots of individual items to pack.
  • Having only a single compatible power adapter working in Herzegovina the remaining plug adapters will be useless using up packing space.
  • Not all power adapter types are typically included (and especially rarer adapters) - so ensure that your set has one which is compatible in Herzegovina.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug but won't convert the voltage. [13]
Voltage Converters

Voltage converters have surge protection

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • Only changes the 230 volts in Herzegovina and won't change the shape of the plug to slot in a Herzegovinian power outlet, therefore you'll still be required to pack a suitable plug adapter.
  • The normal size of most models of voltage converters makes them impractical for carry-on luggage.
  • A converter won't be of any use when returning home.
  • It is often cheaper to buy a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase a much more expensive power converter just in order to use your existing single voltage appliance abroad.
  • Costly, between $120 to $130 USD (£80-£90 GBP / C$120-C$130).

Comparison of electrical adapters for Herzegovina

Type F Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Herzegovina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included F A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 70+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type F Herzegovinian power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type F plug adapter required to fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet Yes
Useful when you return home Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 230 volt AC appliance in Herzegovina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Estimated price under $10 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20) between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$25-C$30) between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20) between $35 to $40 USD (£35-£40 GBP / C$25-C$30) between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25) almost $100 USD (almost £110 GBP / almost C$90)
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Herzegovina power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Herzegovina?

Type C and F power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Herzegovina?

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

  • Plug Type C - This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  • Plug Type F - This sunken round power socket (also called the type F power outlet) can be recognised by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom. [4]

What is the electrical frequency used in Herzegovina?

The frequency from a Herzegovinian power outlet is 50Hz. [15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Herzegovina?

Use a step down power converter if you wish to use a 110V appliance in Herzegovina.

Does a European plug fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet?

Tourists in Europe

Does a European plug fit in a Herzegovinian power outlet?

Various countries throughout Europe all use different standards of voltages and power outlet types, so a plug that works with a Herzegovinian power outlet might not function correctly in an electric outlet in another country. If you intend on visiting more than one destination in Europe you can either use a multiple power adapter travel set containing all types of power adapters, or a more convenient international travel plug adapter as both these options should make sure that you are covered for all different power outlet types which you might find in each location. Before travelling check our list of power outlets used in Europe to find out which power converters and adapters you will need during your trip.   [12] [13] [13]

Are there many power outages in Herzegovina?

There are potentially monthly power outages in Herzegovina.

What is access to electrical power like in Herzegovina?

The entire population of Herzegovina has access to electricity.

Do I need a portable charger for Herzegovina?

Due to problems with the stability of electrical power in Herzegovina travellers should pack backup charging options if they want to continue using devices such as phones or tablets.

  • During a trip increased reliance on mobile phones for storing calendars, taking photos, sat nav, social network sharing and streaming videos can syphon off power before the end of the day. As well as just missed photo opportunities this could possibly leave you without sufficient power to make emergency calls or being able to use a GPS app to get directions to your hotel or accommodation. By packing a power bank for Herzegovina eases those concerns as it allows you to power up your mobile phone on the go, especially when visiting a location with power outages.
  • A 10,000mAh portable charger will store enough power to cover over 3 full charges while a 20,000mAh portable charger should keep a typical cell phone powered for roughly 7 days. The mAh rating (milli ampere-hours) describes the capacity of a battery giving an indication of how many cycles the power bank is capable of.
  • As long as your laptop has a USB-C charging port then a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies at least 20Wh can be used to recharge the laptop in Herzegovina.
  • However be aware that some airlines prohibit batteries on an aircraft with more than 100Wh of power and must not be left in checked-in luggage.
  • Consumer power banks won't work with high wattage items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer or gas hair straighteners can be used for travelling to areas with frequent power cuts such as Herzegovina.    [9] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]
Do I need a portable charger for Herzegovina?
Do solar powered chargers work in Herzegovina?

Solar backpack recharging in the sun

Do solar powered chargers work in Herzegovina?

The sunshine in Herzegovina could be suitable for a solar power bank, however may take time to charge. The smaller surface area of the cells means a solar power bank will need to be left in powerful daylight for an extended period of time in order to provide enough power for a single charge, which might prove difficult to constantly unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge between cloud cover.

  • The larger cells found on a solar backpack will give the bag the ability to create more power within a shorter period of time, and could generate some charge during overcast weather.
  • A phone that has been plugged directly into the USB port of a solar backpack should trickle charge the power during sunny periods in Herzegovina, but this might prove inconvenient to have the phone continually connected in the bag should it be used constantly. A regular power bank plugged into a solar backpack can be constantly recharged inside the bag during the day, afterwards you can recharge your phone using the power bank at any time.
  • A bag that is suitable for Herzegovina should have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, be able to generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and includes a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • They are available in rucksack, laptop messenger and backpack styles which makes them perfect for domestic, travel and work use. The durable and flexible solar panels used in solar powered bags have been designed to endure bending and scratching, unlike normal rigid solar panels.  [9] [21] [22]

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Herzegovina 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 charging multiple USB powered devices when 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. 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 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis. [2]

What USB charger do I need for Herzegovina?

Why use a travel USB charger for Herzegovina?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. It helps reduce the size and weight of your luggage by only bringing a single USB wall charger instead of needing to bring several individual USB chargers with you.
  • All travel USB chargers will include interchangeable plug heads for various regions. This is suitable if travelling to different countries which are likely to use a different standard to Herzegovina.
  • A good power charger is compact, rugged and lightweight; ideal for the rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair in Herzegovina.
  • USB travel chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Herzegovina along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that some hotel rooms in Herzegovina might only have one wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Due to their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones during departure can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is perfect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone in Herzegovina could prove difficult and expensive.
  • Larger USB chargers should also incorporate power outlet strips to allow you to power multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but note these will be unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See the section on using travel appliances with a Herzegovinian power outlet for guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for a high powered appliances with a Herzegovinian power outlet.
  • Some tablets and cellphones could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a normal 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Higher priced USB travel chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices draw extra power.
  • Travel USB chargers can still be useful when returning home by charging multiple mobile phones and tablets overnight using only one power outlet. [2]

What is the best USB charger for Herzegovina?

A 4 port USB travel charger 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. [2]

Power converters for Herzegovina

What does a power converter for Herzegovina do?

A power converter for Herzegovina enables you to use a 100-120 volt electrical device with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

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

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Herzegovina, but an expensive and bulkier power converter transforms the voltage of 230 volts from a Herzegovinian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device. [23]

Do I need a power converter for Herzegovina?

If you are visiting Herzegovina from another country ensure that your device will accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance or device isn't compatible with 230 volts. See our list of world power outlets guide to see which voltage is used in your country.
  • You won't need a power converter if you are already using either a 230 volt appliance or one that is dual voltage.
  • Normally devices which are designed to use a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and then used with 230 volts run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse.
  • You don't need a converter if you wish to charge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or mobile phone as these are typically designed for international use and support dual voltage, however you should always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • If powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as hair dryers or clothes irons) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter to allow it to be used with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet.
  • Buying a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more cost effective and practical than bringing a heavier high wattage power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance in Herzegovina.
  • For more information read our comprehensive guides on using clothes irons, curling wands, flat irons and blow dryers in Herzegovinian power outlets which includes advice for affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [6] [14]

What converter do I need for Herzegovina?

If you wish to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Herzegovina you need to use a step down power converter[14]

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

Voltage converter

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

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Herzegovina before plugging that into a Herzegovinian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Herzegovinian power outlet. [14]

What voltage does Herzegovina use?

Herzegovina uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets. [8]

https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/
How to tell the voltage of my device

Single voltage hair straighteners

How to tell the voltage of my device

The easiest way to see if your appliance is either single or dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the existing charger or on the appliance itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord plugs into. This location will depend on the make or model of your appliance and could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will normally say a large range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Substantiations

See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters (October 2018).

What type of adapter do you need for Herzegovina?

Which type of adapter will you need to bring to Herzegovina?

The plug adapter or power converter that is best to use in Herzegovina depends on various requirements. Before choosing which adapter to use we suggest using the following checklist:

How many devices will you be packing for Herzegovina?

How many devices will you be bringing

How many devices will you be packing for Herzegovina?

  • List all the electrical items you want to pack for Herzegovina (for example tablets, mobile phones, eReaders, hair dryers or clothes irons).
    • Remember to allow for more electrical items in the future. Are you thinking about buying a new mobile phone computer soon?
    • There is an increasing amount of USB powered rechargeable electronics such as electric shavers that utilise a USB port as a power source, the next time you have to replace a device it could use a USB power adapter so remember to ensure your travel adapter has enough spare ports for these additional items too.
  • Are you also bringing a partner to Herzegovina that might need to recharge their phones too?
Are you only charging USB devices in Herzegovina?

Will you only bring USB devices

Are you only charging USB devices in Herzegovina?

What types of electrical devices do you need to charge?

A USB powered phone

What types of electrical devices do you need to charge?

  • There are 3 different types of electrical devices or appliances:
    • Low wattage electrical items which plug into a power outlet - for example laptops and cameras.
    • High wattage electrical appliances that plug into a power outlet - for example curling irons and hair straighteners.
    • USB powered devices which charge with a USB port - for example mobile phones.
  • If you only have to take just USB powered devices to Herzegovina you'll find that a travel USB wall charger is ideal because you'll only have to bring one charger with appropriate charging cables.
  • A travel power strip is built for powering and converting voltage for many low wattage devices, but won't work with high wattage appliances which require voltage conversion.

Do your devices only work with 230 volt power outlets?

Will your trip include visits to countries other than Herzegovina?

  • A simple power adapter only operates in a single country that it was designed for, so if you need to travel to more than just one country you may need to pack additional plug adapters which can add to the number of adapters you have to carry.
  • However, universal travel adapters and travel USB wall chargers are made for travelling to multiple countries becuase of their interchangeable heads.
How many wall outlets are available when you get to Herzegovina?

Are multiple wall outlets available

How many wall outlets are available when you get to Herzegovina?

  • Hotels may offer only one power outlet. This will be a problem if recharging batteries of more than one electronic item overnight because you will only be able to charge a single device at a time then need to keep swapping after each device has finished charging.
  • To recharge multiple devices at the same time we recommend bringing either a travel power strip or travel USB wall charger that are capable of powering multiple USB ports and power outlets. [11]

Do you intend to visit elsewhere in the future?

What is your budget?

  • A cheap power adapter starts at under $10 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$10) which charges only a single device in Herzegovina (providing that is compatible with 230 volts or it is dual voltage), but investing in anywhere between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$25-C$30) will allow you to power more than one device at once and bring them to multiple different countries.

Do you still need use your charger when returning home?

Do you intend to bring hand luggage to Herzegovina?

Are you only using hand luggage

Do you intend to bring hand luggage to Herzegovina?

How long will it take to fly to Herzegovina?

Are you flying long haul

How long will it take to fly to Herzegovina?

  • With long journeys consider packing a convenient charger which is ideal for airports that can be used with different power outlet types, one that can be packed in hand luggage and can quickly top up phones and tablets right prior to an extensive flight.
  • Not all flights actually have power outlets therefore we recommend packing a portable charger which will recharge on the go. After arriving you could need to rely on a mobile phone to make telephone calls, messenging, using mapping or reading your itinerary; ensure that your phone has enough charge left. [9]

What can I connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Travel appliances that can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Herzegovinian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Herzegovinian power outlet

Apple iPhones that work with a Herzegovinian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Herzegovinian power outlet

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

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

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Herzegovina, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[24]

Disclaimer

WikiConnections is not responsible for any injury or damage caused due to using any type of suggested product with any other electrical device or appliance in any location, full details are available on the disclaimer page. All functions and capabilities should be checked prior to purchasing or using any power adapter. Assumptions on if any power adapter, charger, converter or power strip works in any location is based on data from publicly available sources and if it fits the primary power outlet used in that country. WikiConnections has not taken into consideration other less common power outlets which might be found as these might only be used in certain areas or in the process of being phased out.

Where possible, WikiConnections only recommends the type of product as being suitable along with alternatives and does not make any endorsement for any specific brand or product. Always check with the manufacturer to ensure full compatibility prior to attempting to use any device. Always check the reputation of the manufacturer and product to ensure the quality and safety of any electrical device being used.

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Herzegovina Wikipedia page.
  2. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  3. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, estimated price under $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  4. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $5 to $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel, estimated cost between $45 to $50 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors, between $130 to $140 USD (£100-£110 GBP / under C$280).
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel, around $50 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$35-C$40).
  8. iec.ch - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go, under $50 USD (£30-£35 GBP / C$40-C$45).
  10. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  11. Travel power strip - A travel power strip includes surge protectors, AC power outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters for use in multiple countries, between $35 to $40 USD (£35-£40 GBP / around C$25).
  12. Universal travel power adapter - A typical universal travel power adapter can be used in over 150 different countries for use with appliances and USB devices, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  13. Plug adapter set - Plug adapter set containing a number of different power plug adapters for use in different countries, around $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  14. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet, costing under $130 USD (£80-£90 GBP / C$120-C$130).
  15. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  16. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered cordless blow dryer suitable for travelling, between $100 to $110 USD (around £70 GBP / under C$210).
  17. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges, costs between $25 to $30 USD (around £30 GBP / under C$60).
  18. 10,000mAh portable charger - Lightweight 10000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for mobile phone charging, priced between $30 to $35 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$30).
  19. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days, between $45 to $50 USD (under £35 GBP / under C$45).
  20. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support, priced between $120 to $130 USD (around £100 GBP / under C$150).
  21. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight, estimated cost between $90 to $100 USD (under £120 GBP / under C$120).
  22. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device, priced under $25 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$50-C$60).
  23. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts, between $90 to $100 USD (under £110 GBP / under C$90).
  24. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -