How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Liechtenstein

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type J power adapter.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. If you are travelling to Liechtenstein these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using their standard types J or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Liechtenstein from a different country ensure the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Liechtenstein

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Liechtenstein?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Liechtenstein.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Liechtenstein to buy is a multiple USB port 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 bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your Liechtenstein trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter 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 foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 - Also 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 the iPad Mini 2 in Liechtenstein?

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

A guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type J power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter in the Liechtenstein power outlet. You can recognise this hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 large round holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 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 tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein country page on wikipedia
  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, costing 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £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, priced at 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).