How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Luxembourg

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

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Air in Luxembourg. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Air abroad.When you are visiting Luxembourg these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power sockets vary regionally so we suggest reading the Europe and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Luxembourg from a different region check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you are planning to visit a Luxembourg destination such as Luxembourg City or Esch-sur-Alzette refer to the Luxembourg Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Luxembourg

Can you use the iPad Air in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Luxembourg by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Luxembourg?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best travel charger for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Luxembourg?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Luxembourg power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Luxembourg power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Luxembourg power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg 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 cost 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, priced at 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 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, under C$20.