How to charge the iPhone when staying in Slovakia

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone with a Slovak power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you are travelling to Slovakia the following instructions show charging your iPhone using their Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Slovakia from a different country check your iPhone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Slovakia

Can the iPhone be used in Slovakia?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Slovakia.

Slovakia

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Slovakia?

If travelling with more than your iPhone then the best international travel power adapter for Slovakia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Slovaks use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Slovakia 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Slovakia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 Slovakia. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Slovakia?

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

A page on how to power your iPhone from a Slovak power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Slovak power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPhone from a Slovak power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone using a Slovak power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this power supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Slovak power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Slovak page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).