Charging any mobile phone in Slovakia

Instructions showing how to power any mobile phone with a Slovak power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging any mobile phone using a Type E USB charger.

Slovak power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the mobile phone in Slovakia. If visiting Slovakia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your mobile phone by using the E or C type Slovak 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Slovakia from a different country please ensure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Slovakia

Can you use any mobile phone in Slovakia?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Slovak power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Slovakia?

If travelling with more than just your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for Slovakia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Slovaks use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 Slovakia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Slovakia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Slovak power outlet

Instructions showing how to power any mobile phone with a Slovak power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using a Slovak power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [2] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Slovak power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Slovak power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to recharge any mobile phone with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using the Slovak power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Slovak power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Slovak power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovak country Wiki page
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under £10.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, priced at around £5.
  5. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.