How to charge the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Czech power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type E power plug.

Czech power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3GS in Czech Republic. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 3GS when they are staying abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPhone 3GS when going to Czech Republic by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type E plug outlets are used by most Czechs. When you are visiting Czech Republic from a different country double check your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at a Czech place such as Prague or Brno we suggest referring to the Czech Republic country page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Czech Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Czech Republic?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Czechs use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable 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 covering both Czech Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Czech Republic using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Czech Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Czech power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Czech power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS from 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], Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Czech power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Czech power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Czech power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Czech power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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