Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Luxembourg

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Luxembourg power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini 4 . This guide has been written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when they are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to Luxembourg by using their standard F or C type Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Luxembourg from another region ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Luxembourg

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Luxembourg power outlet.

Luxembourg

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Luxembourg?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Luxembourg is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Luxembourgers use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Luxembourg trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Luxembourg 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Luxembourg using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a cheaper alternative to 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 a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Luxembourg?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg country Wiki page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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 £10-£15.
  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, £15-£20.
  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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.