Charging the iPhone 4S in Slovakia

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Slovak power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Slovak power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel 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 to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPhone 4S when they are travelling to Slovakia.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4S when you are in Slovakia by using their Type E or C Slovak 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Slovakia from another country check the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Slovakia

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Slovakia?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Slovak power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Slovakia?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Slovakia 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 Slovakia (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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, 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 regions with unreliable or unstable 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Slovakia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Slovakia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Slovak power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Slovak power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using a Slovak power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Slovak power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Slovak power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPhone 4S from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S using the Slovak power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Slovak power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Slovak power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Slovak Wikipedia web page
  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