How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used you may bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Czech Republic. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are staying abroad.When travelling to Czech Republic this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S using their E or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E power outlets are used by most Czechs. When you are visiting Czech Republic from a different region make sure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Czech Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 4S, 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 4S in Czech Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 4S).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S using the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into with one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - wikipedia entry 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 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