Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Luxembourg

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you're travelling to Luxembourg using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Luxembourg from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Luxembourg

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Luxembourg?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Luxembourg by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can 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 iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

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 Mini 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. 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 visiting Luxembourg.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Luxembourg?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using the Luxembourg power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Luxembourg power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg Wikipedia 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).
  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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).