Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Liechtenstein

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Liechtenstein power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 3 pin Type J power adapter.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when travelling to Liechtenstein using the Type J or C Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Liechtenstein from another country ensure your iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Schaan we recommend reading the Liechtenstein country wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Liechtenstein

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Liechtenstein?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Liechtenstein power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Liechtenstein?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best travel charger for Liechtenstein to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Liechtensteiners use (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liechtenstein and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Liechtenstein?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Liechtenstein power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Liechtenstein power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type J power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. The hexagon shaped power outlet, sometimes called the Type J power outlet [6], looks like 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Liechtenstein power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, 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, estimated cost 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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.