How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Czech Republic

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Czech power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a double pin Type E USB plug.

Czech power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are visiting Czech Republic.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Czech Republic by using their types E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Czechs typically use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. If travelling to Czech Republic from a different region make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 Plus was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting a Czech place such as Prague or Brno please read the wikipedia web page about Czech Republic [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Czech Republic

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Czech Republic.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Czech Republic?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Czech Republic (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Czech Republic using type B American 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Czech Republic?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Czech power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from the Czech power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Czech power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Czech power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - wikipedia web page about Czech Republic
  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 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
  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