Liechtenstein power adapters - what plugs are used in Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein power outlet

Summary

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 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 [5]. 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

Do I need a power adapter for Liechtenstein?

If the power plug you want to use isn't the same as the shape of the power outlet in Liechtenstein then you will need a power adapter. An American plug won't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Liechtenstein, and because the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Liechtenstein if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Liechtenstein?

The best power adapter for Liechtenstein will be a Type J power adapter [5] which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein power outlets

What type of power outlets are 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 supply is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  • Plug Type J - This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (also known as a type J power outlet) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a flattened triangle shape.
What type of power outlets are in Liechtenstein?

What voltage is used in Liechtenstein?

The normal voltage used in Liechtenstein is 230 volts.

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

Voltage converter

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

An expensive and heavy power converter [9] 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 [8] (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 visiting Liechtenstein from another country make sure your device can accept a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [11] to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.
  • When supplying power to larger appliances if you are visiting Liechtenstein from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much larger Step Down Voltage Converter [10] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

See the WikiConnections world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How to tell the voltage of my device

Dual 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.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can connect to the Liechtenstein power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that work with a Liechtenstein power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

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

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

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

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

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. Type J plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type J power outlets without converting voltage.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  8. 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
  9. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  10. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  11. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.