Charging the iPhone 3G when staying in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Czech power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 3G using a two pinned Type E power charger.

Czech power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Czech Republic it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common gadgets like mobile phones and laptop computers when you get to your destination. By not knowing which plug socket is being used in Czech Republic you could pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 3G when they are visiting Czech Republic.This page has useful instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you're visiting Czech Republic by using their standard types E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Czechs will use the Type E plugs in their plug outlets. You'll find power sockets differ depending on which region you travelling to so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections global power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Czech Republic from another country check the iPhone 3G can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Czech Republic?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Czech power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Czech Republic?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G the best international travel charger for Czech Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Czech Republic (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Czech trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone 3G at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging 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 iPhone 3G, 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 is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Czech Republic using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Czech Republic?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using a Czech power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G 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 iPhone 3G from a Czech power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G from a Czech power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 3G using the Czech power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 3G by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3G screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - wikipedia web page about Czech Republic
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G 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 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