How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Luxembourg

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to power the iPhone 3G when you are in Luxembourg by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies change from region to region so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Luxembourg from a different country make sure that the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Luxembourg

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Luxembourg by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Luxembourg is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Luxembourg?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Luxembourg power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 3G from a Luxembourg power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Luxembourg power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 3G with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 3G).
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. The round power outlet can be identified by the two large circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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 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, 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, costing 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 under C$20.