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Power adapters for Czech Republic

When planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you can power all your essential electronics that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible and damage your device. Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to 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 you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Czech Republic. This page contains links to useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Czech Republic by using the E or C type Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E plug outlets will be normally used by most Czechs. Most power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Czech Republic?

The best power adapter for Czech Republic is a Type E power adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Czech Republic?

What is a power adapter for a Czech power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Czech power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country. [3]

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Czech power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Czech power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for Czech Republic.

Do I need a plug adapter in Czech Republic?

If the shape of the Czech power outlet isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Czech Republic then you will need a power adapter.

Do European plug adapters work in Czech Republic?

As there are eight different power outlet types in Europe there is a possibility that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe won't work in Czech Republic.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in Czech Republic simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Czech Republic in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Czech Republic in the UK

Czech Republic to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

Where to buy a power adapter in Czech Republic

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Czech Republic

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Czech Republic.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, £4-£5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor