How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Luxembourg

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Luxembourg power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a Type F power charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS abroad.When staying in Luxembourg these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Luxembourg from another region check that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Luxembourg destination like Luxembourg City we suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Luxembourg [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Luxembourg

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Luxembourg?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Luxembourg power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel power adapter for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Luxembourg (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Luxembourg?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS from a Luxembourg power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 3GS using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically already included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Luxembourg power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Luxembourg power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Luxembourg power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (sometimes known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Luxembourg
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing 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, under C$20.