Liechtenstein power adapters - what plugs are used in Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein power outlet

What adapter do I need for Liechtenstein?

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Liechtenstein will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use with a Liechtenstein power outlet. If you're not sure what voltage your device uses then please read the section about how to tell the voltage of your device first.

  • If you are planning on travelling to Liechtenstein from the US you will need to use a suitable power adapter for Liechtenstein to fit a US plug into a Liechtenstein power outlet. As the voltage is different in Liechtenstein bring a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that your it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug fits in a Liechtenstein power outlet then you can use it in Liechtenstein.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Liechtenstein such a Type J plug adapter [6]. A plug adapter for Liechtenstein (or power adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Liechtenstein, but won't change the voltage from 230 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Liechtenstein to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Liechtenstein if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type J plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to power USB devices such as tablets or mobile phones then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it will work with any voltage, but ensure that you choose a USB travel adapter which includes a Type J plug adapter otherwise you'll also need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Liechtenstein.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts used in Liechtenstein you run the risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before using your device in Liechtenstein check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

Different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Liechtenstein. This page contains links to instructions demonstrating how to charge your devices when you are in Liechtenstein by using their standard J or C type Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power adapters change from region to region therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions and countries. We recommend referring to the Liechtenstein Wikipedia page [1] for further information prior to travelling to the location.

Liechtenstein power adapters

What is the best power adapter for Liechtenstein?

The best power adapter for Liechtenstein will be a Type J power adapter [6] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Liechtenstein?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Liechtenstein is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter which allows a Liechtenstein power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Liechtenstein power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you also need a more expensive step down power converter for Liechtenstein.

What does a power adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet do?

A power adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet allows a visitor from another location to use their own electrical devices in Liechtenstein simply by altering the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Liechtenstein?

If the type of Liechtenstein power outlet is different to the power plug you want to use then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Liechtenstein from the US?

American plugs won't physically fit into a Liechtenstein power outlet therefore you will need to use a plug adapter for Liechtenstein, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Liechtenstein to prevent damage or overheating to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

Do European plug adapters work in Liechtenstein?

Because there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a chance that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet.

Liechtenstein power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Liechtenstein?

Type C and J power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Liechtenstein?

There are two different types of power outlets used in Liechtenstein, these are type J and C with the primary power outlets being type J:

  • Plug Type C - This ungrounded plug outlet (technically called the Europlug or type C socket) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug socket pins slide into.
  • Plug Type J - This flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically called a type J power outlet, can be identified by the 3 large holes forming a triangular shape.

What voltage is used in a Liechtenstein power outlet?

The standard voltage used from a Liechtenstein power outlet is 230 volts.

Do US plugs work in Liechtenstein?

No - a US plug won't work in Liechtenstein because it won't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet without using a plug adapter. The voltage is different so please use a power converter if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance can work with a 50hz power outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Liechtenstein?

A step down power converter will allow you to use a 110V or 120V appliance in a Liechtenstein power outlet.

Do European plugs work in Liechtenstein?

Tourists in Europe

Do European plugs work in Liechtenstein?

Different destinations throughout Europe all use different standards of voltages and power outlet types, so a plug which could be used in Liechtenstein might not operate in another destination. If you intend on visiting more than one destination in Europe you can either use a multiple power adapter travel set [8] consisting of every type of power adapter, or a smaller single international travel plug adapter [9] as both these options should make sure that you are covered for all different power outlet types which you might find in each location. Before travelling check the list of power outlets used throughout Europe to understand which power adapters and converters you need to bring for your journey.

Is the voltage in Liechtenstein the same as in the US?

The voltage in Liechtenstein is 230 volts, whereas Americans use 120 volts. If your American appliance or charger can't handle dual voltage then you need a power converter for Liechtenstein which can change the voltage from a 220-240 volt power outlet to 120 volts.

What is the electrical frequency used in Liechtenstein?

The frequency in a Liechtenstein power outlet is 50Hz.

Are plug sockets in Liechtenstein the same as US?

American plugs won't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet therefore bring a power adapter for Liechtenstein. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Liechtenstein and check that it works with 50hz.

Liechtenstein chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Liechtenstein?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than one device then the best travel charger for Liechtenstein to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Liechtensteiners use (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your device supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Liechtenstein trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your devices at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Liechtenstein?

Why use a travel USB charger for Liechtenstein?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps cut down on the weight of your baggage by only packing one USB wall charger rather than bringing multiple USB chargers along.
  • Travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for different power outlets thereby making them ideal when visiting multiple countries which are likely to use a different standard to Liechtenstein.
  • Good USB power chargers are rugged, lightweight and compact - perfect for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair in Liechtenstein.
  • USB travel chargers will accept both the 230 volts used in Liechtenstein power outlets and other voltage standards across the world.
  • It is possible that hotels in Liechtenstein might only have one wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with family or other traveler instead of having to wait to recharge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature they take the uncertainty out of travelling to any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airport departure gates can be scarce and the demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is perect.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in Liechtenstein might prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Higher priced USB travel chargers also include power outlet strips to allow you to use multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Please read the section on using travel appliances with a Liechtenstein power outlet for advice on the best power adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet for high powered appliances.
  • Certain mobile phones and tablets could pull more than the normal 500 mA (milliamps) supplied by a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase any of your devices require extra power.
  • When back at home travel USB power chargers can also be used by recharging multiple cellphones every day using only one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Liechtenstein?

The 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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Liechtenstein using 3 pin 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 originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein.

Power converters for Liechtenstein

What does a power converter for Liechtenstein do?

Power converters allow travellers to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical device with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter?

An expensive and heavy power converter [12] converts the voltage of 230 volts from a Liechtenstein power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance, however a more lightweight and smaller power adapter [11] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to slot into a power outlet found in Liechtenstein.

Do I need a power converter for Liechtenstein?

If you are travelling to Liechtenstein from another region make sure that the device can accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter [13] if you are travelling to Liechtenstein from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance doesn't support 230 volts. See our list of world power outlets guide to find out which voltage is used in your country.
  • You don't need a power converter if you already use either a single voltage appliance that works with 230 volts or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Devices which are designed to work with a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and then used with 230 volts run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless a step down power converter [13] is used.
  • You won't need a power converter if you need to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone or laptop as these are typically dual voltage and designed for international use, but you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • When supplying power to high wattage appliances or generate heat (for example hair dryers or clothes irons) then you will need to use a bulkier higher wattage heavy duty power converter [14].
  • It should be more cost effective to use a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance than paying for a much heavier power converter to Liechtenstein simply to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read these travel guides on travelling with clothes irons, curling irons, hairdryers and hair straighteners in Liechtenstein power outlets , along with recommendations on some affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Liechtenstein if I'm visiting from America?

The 230 volts used in a plug outlet in Liechtenstein is different to an 110 volt American supply so please use a step down power converter [13] if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What converter do I need for Liechtenstein?

If you wish to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Liechtenstein you need to buy a step down power converter [13].

What voltage does Liechtenstein use?

Liechtenstein uses 230 volts in their standard power outlets.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [13] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Liechtenstein before plugging that into a Liechtenstein power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet.
What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
How to tell the voltage of my device

Single voltage hair dryer

How to tell the voltage of my device

A simple way to tell if a device is dual voltage is to check for numbers printed on the supplied charger or on the appliance itself, typically near to where the power cord sits. The location might vary depending on the make and model of your unit, it could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

What can I connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Liechtenstein power outlet

Apple iPhones that work with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Liechtenstein power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Liechtenstein, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [15].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein Wikipedia page.
  2. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  4. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  6. Type J plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type J power outlets without converting voltage.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  8. Multiple power adapter travel set - 12 piece grounded international travel plug adapter set .
  9. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  11. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  12. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  13. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  14. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets