Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Liechtenstein

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 with a Liechtenstein power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a Type J USB charger.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you are travelling to Liechtenstein.When you're planning a trip to Liechtenstein the following instructions show how to power the iPad 3 by using the Type J or C Liechtenstein 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Liechtenstein from another country check that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Liechtenstein

Can you use the iPad 3 in Liechtenstein?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Liechtenstein power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Liechtenstein?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Liechtenstein is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Liechtensteiners use two different standards of wall outlets (types J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Liechtenstein we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Liechtenstein using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Liechtenstein?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 with a Liechtenstein power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 3 from a Liechtenstein power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type J power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and inserting it in the Liechtenstein power outlet. This squashed hexagon shaped power supply (sometimes known as a Type J power outlet [6]) looks like three circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein country Wiki page
  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, estimated price around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).