How to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Czech Republic

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a Czech power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPad Mini using a two pinned Type E power charger.

Czech power outlet

If packing for a holiday it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you reach your destination. However without knowing which power socket is used in Czech Republic you may bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Czech Republic. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the iPad Mini when going to Czech Republic.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini when you're visiting Czech Republic by using the standard types E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E plug outlets are used by most Czechs. When you are visiting Czech Republic from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Czech Republic

Can the iPad Mini be used in Czech Republic?

You can use the iPad Mini in Czech Republic.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Czech Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Czechs use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Czech Republic?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini with a Czech power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 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 Mini from a Czech power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Czech power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This sunken round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Czech power outlet

See also

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