How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting Czech Republic

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Czech power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Czech power outlet

If planning a trip to Czech Republic it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common gadgets like mobile phones and laptops when you arrive at your hotel. However, by not knowing which power socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there. Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad 3 when travelling to Czech Republic by using their Type E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Czechs typically use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. Power supplies change regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Czech Republic from another country please check your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Czech destination such as Prague or Brno please read the Czech Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Czech Republic

Can the iPad 3 be used in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Czech Republic.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Czech Republic?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best travel power adapter for Czech Republic is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Czechs use (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 plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Czech Republic we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

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 3, 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 can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 a 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 power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Czech Republic?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Czech power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 from a Czech power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 from a Czech power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Wikipedia web 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, estimated price £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around £10.