Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Czech power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E USB plug.

Czech power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Czech Republic it can often be useful to know if you can power your devices when you get there. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Czech Republic you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling to Czech Republic using their standard E or C type Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Czechs will use the Type E plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Czech Republic from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Czech Republic

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Czech power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Czech Republic?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Czech Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Czechs use (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Czech trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering 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 any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Czech Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Czech Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Czech power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Czech power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Czech power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Czech power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Czech power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Czech power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular plug supply, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 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 Republic 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, around £15.
  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, priced at £4-£5.
  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, estimated price £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.