How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Liechtenstein

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad with a Liechtenstein power outlet and how to charge the iPad using a three pinned Type J power plug.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad . The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad when you're visiting Liechtenstein by using their types J or C Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power supplies guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Liechtenstein from a different region please ensure your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Liechtenstein

Can the iPad be used in Liechtenstein?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Liechtenstein by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Liechtenstein?

If travelling with more than just your iPad then the best travel adapter for Liechtenstein to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Liechtensteiners use two different standards of plug sockets (types J and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liechtenstein and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Liechtenstein.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Liechtenstein?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPad from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using a Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable with a three pin Type J USB charger to power the iPad with a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from the Liechtenstein power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes in a flattened triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under 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).