Charging the iPad 2 when staying in Luxembourg

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a Type F USB charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 2 in Luxembourg. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're in travelling to Luxembourg.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 2 when you are in Luxembourg by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Luxembourg from another country double check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Luxembourg

Can the iPad 2 be used in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Luxembourg?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Luxembourg trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Luxembourg using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Luxembourg?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Luxembourg power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Luxembourg power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg country entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced £5-£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, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.