How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Czech power outlet and charging the iPad 2 using a Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad 2 when visiting abroad.This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPad 2 in Czech Republic by using their E or C type Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Czechs will typically use the Type E sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Czech Republic from another country check your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device 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. If you're planning to visit a Czech destination such as Prague or Brno we also recommend referring to the Czech country Wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Czech Republic

Can the iPad 2 be used in Czech Republic?

You can use the iPad 2 in Czech Republic by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Czech Republic?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Czech Republic (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power 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 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 Czech Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Czech Republic?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 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] (this cable is normally supplied with the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Czech power outlet

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Czech power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech country Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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