Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Luxembourg

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Luxembourg power outlet and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type F USB plug.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad 3 when staying in Luxembourg.This page has step by step instructions which shows how to charge your iPad 3 when travelling to Luxembourg using their standard F or C type Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Luxembourg from a different country please make sure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Luxembourg place such as Luxembourg City we also suggest reading the Luxembourg Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Luxembourg

Can the iPad 3 be used in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Luxembourg power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Luxembourg

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Luxembourg?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Luxembourg is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Luxembourgers use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Luxembourg trip. Only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Luxembourg and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Luxembourg?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from the Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type F USB adapter to power the iPad 3 from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Luxembourg power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg 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, C$15-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, 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, costs under C$20.