Charging the iPad when visiting Czech Republic

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPad with a Czech power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad using a 2 pinned Type E power plug.

Czech power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad when you're travelling to Czech Republic by using their Type E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Czechs will use Type E plug outlets. When visiting Czech Republic from another country please check your iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPad in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Czech power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Czech Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad the best travel adapter 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 standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Czech trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

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 iPad, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Czech Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 the iPad in Czech Republic?

Charging the iPad from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPad with a Czech power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad from a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Czech power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad from a Czech power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Republic Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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