Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Liechtenstein

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Liechtenstein power outlet and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type J power adapter.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPhone 3GS in Liechtenstein using the standard J or C type Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Liechtenstein from a different country please double check the iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone 3GS is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Liechtenstein

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Liechtenstein?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Liechtenstein power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Liechtenstein?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel adapter for Liechtenstein is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Liechtensteiners use two different standards of power outlets (types J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liechtenstein 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Liechtenstein.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in Liechtenstein?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS using the Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type J power adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from a Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the Liechtenstein power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet (known as a Type J power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 large round holes in a flattened triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Liechtenstein power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Liechtenstein
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, priced under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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 cost 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, estimated cost under C$20.