How to charge an iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Luxembourg

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPad Air 2 when they are visiting Luxembourg.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your iPad Air 2 when you're travelling to Luxembourg using their types F or C Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Luxembourg from a different country check that the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Luxembourg city such as Luxembourg City please read the wikipedia.org entry about Luxembourg [1] for more information prior to the area. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Luxembourg

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Luxembourg.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Luxembourg is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Luxembourg and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Luxembourg using type B American 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Luxembourg?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Luxembourg
  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 C$15-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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at 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, priced at under C$20.