How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Liechtenstein

A guide on how to power the iPhone 3G with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger and how to charge the iPhone 3G using a three pin Type J USB adapter.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 3G when they are visiting abroad.These instructions shows you exactly how to charge your iPhone 3G when you're travelling to Liechtenstein by using the standard J or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Liechtenstein from another country please check that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Liechtenstein

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Liechtenstein?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Liechtenstein power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Liechtenstein?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3G and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Liechtenstein is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Liechtensteiners use (J and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 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 iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

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 iPhone 3G, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Liechtenstein.
  • 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 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 a flexible 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 Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Liechtenstein?

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

A guide on how to power the iPhone 3G with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power 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 Liechtenstein 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 which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 3G with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 3G using a Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord 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 Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein entry on wikipedia.org
  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 cost around £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced at £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.