Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Luxembourg

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5S using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 5S abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to charge your iPhone 5S when travelling to Luxembourg by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Luxembourg from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Luxembourg

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Luxembourg?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Luxembourg power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Luxembourg?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Luxembourg is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Luxembourg we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 iPhone 5S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Luxembourg. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Luxembourg?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  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 iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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 cost between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).