Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Czech Republic

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5S from a Czech power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type E power charger.

Czech power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5S . When you're visiting Czech Republic these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5S by using their standard E or C type Czech 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Czechs. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Czech Republic from a different country please check the iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Czech Republic

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Czech Republic?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Czech Republic by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Czech Republic?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Czechs use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Czech trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 5S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Czech Republic using 3 pin 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Czech Republic?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S with a Czech power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from a Czech power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Czech power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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 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