How to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Luxembourg

A page on how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPhone 5 abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the iPhone 5 when travelling to Luxembourg by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Luxembourg from another country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) 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. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Luxembourg

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Luxembourg?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Luxembourg power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 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 5 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 5 in Luxembourg?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPhone 5 from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5 from a Luxembourg power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then 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 iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 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 iPhone 5 from a Luxembourg power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Luxembourg power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg entry on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costs 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, costs C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.