Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Czech Republic

Learn how to power the iPhone 4 with a Czech power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Czech power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Czech Republic it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is being used you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning having to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPhone 4 when you're visiting Czech Republic using their standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Czechs use the Type E plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Czech Republic from another country make sure that the iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Czech city like Prague refer to the Czech country Wiki page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Czech Republic?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Czech power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Czech Republic?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 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 4 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 4 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 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 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 4 in Czech Republic?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 4 with a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a 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 should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 4 with a Czech power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4 using a Czech power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The round plug outlet (known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 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 country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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