Charging the iPad Air in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a Czech power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the iPad Air using a Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air . This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Air abroad.If you're staying in Czech Republic these instructions show how to power your iPad Air by using the E or C type Czech 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Czechs normally use the Type E sockets in their plug outlets. When travelling to Czech Republic from another country check that the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPad Air in Czech Republic?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Czech Republic?

When you are travelling to more than one country then 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]. There are two types of power outlets in Czech Republic (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these 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 multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Czech Republic using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 charger for the iPad Air in Czech Republic?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Czech power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Czech power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad Air.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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