How to charge the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Czech Republic

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Czech power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type E power charger.

Czech power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Czech Republic it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers at your destination. By not knowing which plug socket is used in Czech Republic you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in Czech Republic. When going to Czech Republic these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 5 using their E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Czechs will typically use the Type E sockets in their power outlets. When visiting Czech Republic from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check 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 being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Czech Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 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 5 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 5, 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 5 in Czech Republic?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Czech power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from the Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Czech power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5 from a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 from the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Republic Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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, costs £4-£5.
  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, costing £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.