How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Simple instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Czech power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and powering any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when you are travelling to Czech Republic by using the standard types E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type E wall outlets will be normally used by most Czechs. If travelling to Czech Republic from another country please ensure the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to visit a Czech destination like Prague we suggest referring to the Czech entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Czech Republic

Can you use any mobile phone in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Czech Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Czech Republic?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone then the best international travel power adapter for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two types of wall outlets that Czechs use (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Czech Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Czech Republic.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Czech Republic?

Powering any mobile phone with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your mobile phone from a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone using a Czech power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Czech power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Czech power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge any mobile phone with a Czech power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other and a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech entry on Wikipedia
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters