Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Luxembourg

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Luxembourg power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad 4 . The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when travelling to Luxembourg using the Type F or C Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Luxembourg from another country ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Luxembourg City we recommend referring to the Luxembourg country wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Luxembourg

Can you use the iPad 4 in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Luxembourg power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Luxembourg trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of 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 be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Luxembourg we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Luxembourg?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Luxembourg power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using the Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Luxembourg power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg country wikipedia 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, estimated price 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, costs C$10-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, C$15-C$20.