Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Czech power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E USB charger.

Czech power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These guidelines have been written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini 4 when travelling abroad.When you are planning a vacation to Czech Republic these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using the Type E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type E power outlets will be typically used by most Czechs. When travelling to Czech Republic from another region make sure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Czech Republic

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Czech Republic.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international 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 standards of power outlets that Czechs use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Czech Republic we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Czech Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Czech Republic?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Czech power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Czech power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Czech power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Czech power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Czech power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet can be recognised by the two large holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - wikipedia page about Czech Republic
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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