How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Liechtenstein

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the iPad Air using a Type J power adapter.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air in Liechtenstein. This page was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad Air when going abroad.This page contains a guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad Air in Liechtenstein by using their Type J or C Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Liechtenstein from another country check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning to visit a Liechtenstein place such as Schaan or Vaduz we also suggest referring to the Liechtenstein Wikipedia web page [1] for more information on the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Liechtenstein

Can the iPad Air be used in Liechtenstein?

You can use the iPad Air in Liechtenstein by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Liechtenstein?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best travel power adapter for Liechtenstein to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Liechtensteiners use (J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack multiple travel adapters for your Liechtenstein trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Liechtenstein.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Liechtenstein?

Powering the iPad Air with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type J power adapter to charge your iPad Air from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise this hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  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, costs under C$20.
  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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, estimated price under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.