Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type E power adapter.

Czech power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're in staying in Czech Republic.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you are in Czech Republic by using their standard types E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Czechs. If you are visiting Czech Republic from another region please double check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you intend on staying at a Czech city such as Prague refer to the Czech Wiki page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Czech Republic

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Czech Republic?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Czech power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Czech Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Czechs use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Czech trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Czech Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Czech Republic.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Czech Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Czech power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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