How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Liechtenstein

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Liechtenstein power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type J power charger.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 abroad.When staying in Liechtenstein this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 using their standard types J or C Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Liechtenstein from another country please double check your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a Liechtenstein destination like Schaan refer to the wikipedia web page about Liechtenstein [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Liechtenstein

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Liechtenstein?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Liechtenstein power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Liechtenstein?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Liechtenstein is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Liechtensteiners use (types J and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liechtenstein and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Liechtenstein.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Liechtenstein?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pin Type J USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 from the Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply (technically known as a Type J power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Liechtenstein
  2. Apple - official iPad 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 between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).