How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Luxembourg

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your iPad Mini from a Luxembourg power outlet and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini abroad.If you're travelling to Luxembourg these useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini using the standard types F or C Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Luxembourg from a different region check your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Luxembourg

Can the iPad Mini be used in Luxembourg?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Luxembourg power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Luxembourg?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets in Luxembourg (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Luxembourg. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wanting 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 counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Luxembourg and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Luxembourg?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPad Mini from a Luxembourg power outlet using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 Mini from a Luxembourg power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Luxembourg power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini from the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page 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, 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, 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, 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.