Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Liechtenstein

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Liechtenstein power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a Type J power adapter.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5 abroad.When staying in Liechtenstein the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using their standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power changes depending on which region you are in so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Liechtenstein from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Schaan refer to the Liechtenstein Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Liechtenstein

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Liechtenstein?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Liechtenstein power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Liechtenstein?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPhone 5 then the best international travel adapter for Liechtenstein is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Liechtensteiners use two different standards of power outlets (types J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 5, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liechtenstein and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Liechtenstein.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5 in Liechtenstein?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Liechtenstein power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 from the Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5 by Apple.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains 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 Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type J power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5 using the Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type J USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein Wikipedia page
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  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 £15.
  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, £15-£20.
  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.