How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone from a Czech power outlet and how to charge the iPhone using a two pin Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Czech Republic it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your essential electronics when you get to your hotel. But without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when you're in Czech Republic.When going to Czech Republic this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone using their standard types E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Czechs will normally use Type E sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Czech Republic from another country check your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Czech Republic

Can the iPhone be used in Czech Republic?

You can connect the iPhone to a Czech power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Czech Republic?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Czech Republic to buy 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 (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Czech trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging 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 recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Czech Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Czech Republic?

Powering the iPhone with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone from a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Czech power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone with a Czech power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using a Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Czech power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 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 page about Czech Republic
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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