Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Learn how to power the iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Czech power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Czech Republic the following instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their types E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Czechs normally use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Czech Republic from a different region please double check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Czech Republic

Can the iPad 4 be used in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Czech power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Czech Republic?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Czechs use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Czech Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet

Learn how to power the iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the Czech power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Czech power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Czech power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Republic country wikipedia 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