Liechtenstein power adapters - what plugs are used in Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein power outlet

What adapter do I need for Liechtenstein?

You will need to bring a Type J power adapter to Liechtenstein if your plug won't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet.

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to use when visiting Liechtenstein will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use with a Liechtenstein power outlet. If you're not sure what voltage your device uses then please read the section about how to find out the voltage of your device first.

  • If you are planning on travelling to Liechtenstein from the US you will need to use a suitable power adapter for Liechtenstein to fit a US plug into a Liechtenstein power outlet. As the voltage is different in Liechtenstein bring a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug fits in a Liechtenstein power outlet then you can use it in Liechtenstein.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet you will need a suitable plug adapter for Liechtenstein such a Type J power adapter. A plug adapter for Liechtenstein (or power adapter) will only change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Liechtenstein, but doesn't change the voltage from 230 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device is unable to run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Liechtenstein to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Liechtenstein if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type J power adapter.
  • If you only need to power USB devices such as a cellphone or tablet then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it will work with any voltage, but ensure that you choose a USB travel adapter which includes a Type J power adapter otherwise you'll also need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Liechtenstein[9] [AD]
  • Excess use of a mobile phone during a trip to Liechtenstein will leave you with a flat battery quickly, it is practical to pack a power bank if you want to keep your mobile phone charged throughout the day whilst visiting an unknown country.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts used in Liechtenstein you run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Prior to using your device in Liechtenstein please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Liechtenstein power adapters

Power adapters for Liechtenstein

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Liechtenstein. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge your devices when visiting Liechtenstein using the types J or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the World power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Liechtenstein?

The best power adapter for Liechtenstein will be a Type J power adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device. [9] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Liechtenstein?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Liechtenstein is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter which allows a Liechtenstein power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country. [11]

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Liechtenstein power outlet?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter along with the correct type of adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet do?

A power adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet allows a visitor travelling from a different location to use electronic devices in Liechtenstein simply by altering the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Liechtenstein?

If the shape of the wall outlet in Liechtenstein is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do European plug adapters work in Liechtenstein?

As there are so many different types of power outlets in Europe there is a possibility that a power adapter that works in another location in Europe doesn't fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter for Liechtenstein

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Liechtenstein

Power adapters are most likely be available in major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Electrical adapters for Liechtenstein

Power Plug Adapters

An easy to use Type J plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Straightforward design makes it easy to use.
  • Bringing a Type J power adapter will be ideal for Liechtenstein.
  • Lightweight and compact.
  • Cheap.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • You'll also need to pack your separate domestic USB charger if you wish to charge any USB device.
  • Only alters the actual shape of the plug to fit in a Type J Liechtenstein power outlet and not the actual voltage, so if your device doesn't work with 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will still need to pack a voltage converter.
  • Should you intend on visiting more than just Liechtenstein then you may need to bring along more than one type of power adapter.
  • Some hotel rooms may only have one power outlet, so you will only be able to charge a single device at once.
  • Only 1 power adapter per device - for each separate appliance you want to use you'll also need to pack a separate plug adapter. [9] [AD]
Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Relatively easy to use.
  • An all-in-one compact design - small and lightweight.
  • Some universal travel adapters also include a surge protector built in to prevent any electronics from being overpowered by an unstable power grid.
  • The retracting pins don't catch against other items in your luggage.
  • It can still be functional back at home as a USB charger.
  • Some models also include multiple USB charging ports.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Because universal travel adapters only work with fit A/B, E/F, G and I power outlets the pins don't change shape to fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet. So you still need to bring a separate power adapter for Liechtenstein if you want to use universal travel adapter to benefit from surge protection and powering multiple items from one outlet.
  • Cannot be used with a high power electrical appliance; for example hair straighteners, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers or curling irons.
  • Universal travel power adapters don't have an in-built power converter meaning they're not suitable for electrical devices which don't support 230 volts.
  • Might not work in some countries, some models might not work in some countries with less popular outlets.
  • The internal moving parts might be fragile on some universal travel adapters which could make them prone to jamming on your trip.
  • Only provide power to one plug. [12] [AD]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A travel USB wall charger

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Perfect when you only have to charge USB devices, for example tablets, phones and Kindles.
  • You only have to pack one unit rather than pack lots of domestic power chargers.
  • USB wall chargers come with interchangeable adapter heads making them useful in a large number of countries. Interchangeable adapter heads which are supplied with USB wall chargers are typically lightweight and small making them easy to pack.
  • Offers a built in surge protector.
  • When you get back home it could still be functional.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • The interchangeable heads don't include one which is compatible with a Liechtenstein power outlet - therefore you'll still need to bring a separate power plug adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet.
  • Restricted to USB ports so you can't power electrical appliances, only USB powered ones. [2] [AD]
Travel Power Strips

Power strips have AC and USB sockets

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • Certain models will convert voltage for low wattage devices. So therefore if the device isn't dual voltage it should still work with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using only a travel power strip, making them a lightweight cheap substitute for a dedicated voltage converter.
  • Able to power many appliances at the same time via one power outlet.
  • Normal models should feature multiple USB charging ports.
  • Voltage from power grids in certain countries might fluctuate, a sudden surge in power could damage your electrical items. There are some models that have a surge protector, this will protect your device from being overpowered.
  • It can still be functional back at home as a power strip and USB charger.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Not supplied with a specific plug adapter for Liechtenstein therefore you need to bring a separate power plug adapter for a Liechtenstein power outlet.
  • Unlike a normal voltage converter, the conversion on travel power strips won't convert higher wattage appliances such as hair straighteners and curling irons.
  • Because of the size of a power strip it might not be suitable for packing in hand luggage.
  • A travel power strip might be considered excessive for travellers only bringing a small number of items which need charging. [13] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

A comprehensive plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • A power adapter set typically works out more cost-effective than buying multiple plug adapters for multiple countries.
  • Covers all power outlet types.
  • If you are travelling to multiple countries this is ideal.
  • Set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so will operate in Liechtenstein.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Will involve some planning - prior to any trip you will need to choose which adapters they'll need, or alternatively pack each adapter in the set with you.
  • Lots individual items to pack.
  • Having only a single compatible power adapter working in Liechtenstein the remaining plug adapters will be useless.
  • Not every power adapter types are typically included (and especially rarer adapters) - so ensure that your set has one which works with a Liechtenstein power outlet.
  • Only alters the shape of the plug but won't convert the voltage. [14] [AD]
Voltage Converters

A voltage converter with surge protection

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • Only changes the 230 volts in Liechtenstein and won't change the shape of the plug to slot in a Liechtenstein power outlet, therefore you'll still be required to pack a suitable plug adapter.
  • The normal size of most models of voltage converters makes them impractical for carry-on luggage.
  • A converter won't be of any use when returning home.
  • It is often cheaper to buy a dual voltage travel appliance than to purchase a much more expensive power converter just in order to use your existing single voltage appliance abroad.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Liechtenstein

Type J Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Liechtenstein Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included J A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 5+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type J Liechtenstein power outlet Yes Yes
Additional Type J plug adapter required to fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes
Useful when you return home Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 230 volt AC appliance in Liechtenstein Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Liechtenstein power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Liechtenstein?

Type C and J power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Liechtenstein?

There are two types of power supply used in Liechtenstein, types J and C with the primary power supply being type J:

  • Plug Type C - You can recognise this plug outlet by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type J - You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the three large circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth. [9] [AD]

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Liechtenstein?

Use a step down power converter if you wish to use a 110V appliance in Liechtenstein.

Does a European plug fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet?

Tourists in Europe

Does a European plug fit in a Liechtenstein power outlet?

Various countries throughout Europe all use different standards of voltages and power outlet types, so a plug that works with a Liechtenstein power outlet might not function correctly in an electric outlet in another country. If you intend on visiting more than one destination in Europe you can either use a multiple power adapter travel set containing all types of power adapters, or a more convenient international travel plug adapter as both these options should make sure that you are covered for all different power outlet types which you might find in each location. Before travelling check our list of power outlets used in Europe to find out which power converters and adapters you will need during your trip.   [14] [14] [16] [AD]

What is the electrical frequency used in Liechtenstein?

The frequency from a Liechtenstein power outlet is 50Hz. [17]

What is access to electrical power like in Liechtenstein?

The entire population of Liechtenstein has access to electricity.

Is electric reliable in Liechtenstein?

Even though power blackouts are unpredictable, the power supply in Liechtenstein is classed as dependable with no pattern of recurrent power outages compared to other countries.

Should I pack a portable charger for Liechtenstein?

A portable charger

Should I pack a portable charger for Liechtenstein?

Whilst electrical blackouts in Liechtenstein aren't common with electricity being available to the entire population, travellers are still advised to bring a portable charger to recharge mobile phones.

  • During a trip increased reliance on mobile phones for taking pictures, storing itineraries, sat nav, social networks and streaming videos can syphon off power before the end of the day. A flat smart phone battery could possibly leave you in an unknown location without sufficient power to make emergency calls or being able to use a GPS app to get directions to your hotel or accommodation. Using a power bank in Liechtenstein eases those concerns as it allows you to power up your mobile phone without using a phone charger.
  • Bring at least a 10,000mAh portable charger which can supply enough energy to power around three full days of mobile phone use and a 20,000mAh portable charger should keep a typical cell phone powered for around a week depending on the usage and model of the phone. A mAh value shows the capacity of the battery and gives an indication of how many charge cycles the power bank is capable of.
  • Should you want to charge your laptop in Liechtenstein and your laptop it supports USB-C charging then look for a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) and a model supplying 20 Wh or more. Before travelling please note that some airlines prohibit batteries on an aircraft with more than 100Wh of power and must not be kept in the hold so always ahead with the airline.
  • Average consumer portable chargers won't work with high wattage items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer or rechargeable cordless flat iron are available for travelling.    [10] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [AD]
Do solar powered chargers work in Liechtenstein?

A solar bag charging a power bank

Do solar powered chargers work in Liechtenstein?

The sunshine in Liechtenstein could be suitable for a solar power bank, however may take time to charge. The smaller surface area of the cells means a solar power bank will need to be left in powerful daylight for an extended period of time in order to provide enough power for a single charge, which might prove difficult to constantly unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge between cloud cover.

  • The larger cells found on a solar backpack will give the bag the ability to create more power within a shorter period of time, and could generate some charge during overcast weather.
  • A phone that has been plugged directly into the USB port of a solar backpack should trickle charge the power during sunny periods in Liechtenstein, but this might prove inconvenient to have the phone continually connected in the bag should it be used constantly. A regular power bank plugged into a solar backpack can be constantly recharged inside the bag during the day, afterwards you can recharge your phone using the power bank at any time.
  • A bag that is suitable for Liechtenstein should have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, be able to generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and includes a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • They are available in rucksack, laptop messenger and backpack styles which makes them perfect for domestic, travel and work use. The durable and flexible solar panels used in solar powered bags have been designed to endure bending and scratching, unlike normal rigid solar panels.  [10] [23] [24] [AD]


  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Liechtenstein chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Liechtenstein?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than one device then the best travel charger for Liechtenstein to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Liechtensteiners use (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and 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 device supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Liechtenstein trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your devices at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you’re not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably. [2] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for Liechtenstein?

Why use a travel USB charger for Liechtenstein?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. It helps reduce the size and weight of your luggage by only bringing a single USB wall charger instead of needing to bring several individual USB chargers with you.
  • All travel USB chargers will include interchangeable plug heads for various regions. This is suitable if travelling to different countries which are likely to use a different standard to Liechtenstein.
  • A good power charger is compact, rugged and lightweight; ideal for the rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair in Liechtenstein.
  • USB travel chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Liechtenstein along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that some hotel rooms in Liechtenstein might only have one wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Due to their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones during departure can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is perfect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded cell phone in Liechtenstein could prove difficult and expensive.
  • Larger USB chargers should also incorporate power outlet strips to allow you to power multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, but note these will be unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See the section on using travel appliances with a Liechtenstein power outlet for guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for a high powered appliances with a Liechtenstein power outlet.
  • Some tablets and cellphones could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a normal 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Higher priced USB travel chargers will support fast charging incase any of your devices draw extra power.
  • Travel USB chargers can still be useful when returning home by charging multiple mobile phones and tablets overnight using only one power outlet. [2] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for Liechtenstein?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 going to Liechtenstein using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Liechtenstein. [2] [AD]

Power converters for Liechtenstein

What does a power converter for Liechtenstein do?

A power converter for Liechtenstein enables you to use a 100-120 volt electrical device with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Liechtenstein, but an expensive and bulkier power converter transforms the voltage of 230 volts from a Liechtenstein power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device. [15] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for Liechtenstein?

If you are visiting Liechtenstein from another country ensure that your device will accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter is needed if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance or device isn't compatible with 230 volts. See our list of world power outlets guide to see which voltage is used in your country.
  • You won't need a power converter if you are already using either a 230 volt appliance or one that is dual voltage.
  • Normally devices which are designed to use a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and then used with 230 volts run a risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse.
  • You don't need a converter if you wish to charge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or mobile phone as these are typically designed for international use and support dual voltage, however you should always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • If powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as hair dryers or clothes irons) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter to allow it to be used with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet.
  • Buying a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more cost effective and practical than bringing a heavier high wattage power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance in Liechtenstein.
  • For more information read our comprehensive guides on using clothes irons, curling wands, flat irons and blow dryers in Liechtenstein power outlets which includes advice for affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [6] [15] [AD]

What converter do I need for Liechtenstein?

If you wish to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Liechtenstein you need to use a step down power converter[15] [AD]

What voltage does Liechtenstein use?

Liechtenstein uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets. [8]

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Liechtenstein before plugging that into a Liechtenstein power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Liechtenstein power outlet. [15] [AD]
What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
How to tell the voltage of my device

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How to tell the voltage of my device

The easiest way to see if your appliance is either single or dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the existing charger or on the appliance itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord plugs into. This location will depend on the make or model of your appliance and could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will normally say a large range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.


See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters.

What type of adapter do you need for Liechtenstein?

Which type of adapter will you need to bring to Liechtenstein?

The plug adapter or power converter that is best to use in Liechtenstein depends on various requirements. Before choosing which adapter to use we suggest using the following checklist:

What types of electrical devices do you need to charge?

Make a list of items to bring

What types of electrical devices do you need to charge?

  • There are 3 different types of electrical devices or appliances:
    • Low wattage electrical items which plug into a power outlet - for example laptops and cameras.
    • High wattage electrical appliances that plug into a power outlet - for example curling irons and hair straighteners.
    • USB powered devices which charge with a USB port - for example mobile phones.
  • If you only have to take just USB powered devices to Liechtenstein you'll find that a travel USB wall charger is ideal because you'll only have to bring one charger with appropriate charging cables.
  • A travel power strip is built for powering and converting voltage for many low wattage devices, but won't work with high wattage appliances which require voltage conversion.
How many devices will you be packing for Liechtenstein?

How many devices are you taking

How many devices will you be packing for Liechtenstein?

  • List all the electrical items you want to pack for Liechtenstein (for example tablets, mobile phones, eReaders, hair dryers or clothes irons).
    • Remember to allow for more electrical items in the future. Are you thinking about buying a new mobile phone computer soon?
    • There is an increasing amount of USB powered rechargeable electronics such as electric shavers that utilise a USB port as a power source, the next time you have to replace a device it could use a USB power adapter so remember to ensure your travel adapter has enough spare ports for these additional items too.
  • Are you also bringing a partner to Liechtenstein that might need to recharge their phones too?

Do your devices only work with 230 volt power outlets?

Are you only charging USB devices in Liechtenstein?

Will you only need USB electronics

Are you only charging USB devices in Liechtenstein?

How many wall outlets are available when you get to Liechtenstein?

Are multiple outlets available

How many wall outlets are available when you get to Liechtenstein?

  • Hotels may offer only one power outlet. This will be a problem if recharging batteries of more than one electronic item overnight because you will only be able to charge a single device at a time then need to keep swapping after each device has finished charging.
  • To recharge multiple devices at the same time we recommend bringing either a travel power strip or travel USB wall charger that are capable of powering multiple USB ports and power outlets. [13] [AD]

What is your budget?

  • A cheap power adapter which charges only a single device from a Liechtenstein power outlet (providing that it is dual voltage or is compatible with 230 volts) but investing in a little more will allow you to power more than one device at once and bring them to multiple different countries.

Do you intend to visit elsewhere in the future?

Will your trip include visits to countries other than Liechtenstein?

  • A simple power adapter only operates in a single country that it was designed for, so if you need to travel to more than just one country you may need to pack additional plug adapters which can add to the number of adapters you have to carry.
  • However, universal travel adapters and travel USB wall chargers are made for travelling to multiple countries becuase of their interchangeable heads.
How long will it take to fly to Liechtenstein?

Using a phone in an airport

How long will it take to fly to Liechtenstein?

  • With long journeys consider packing a convenient charger which is ideal for airports that can be used with different power outlet types, one that can be packed in hand luggage and can quickly top up phones and tablets right prior to an extensive flight.
  • Not all flights actually have power outlets therefore we recommend packing a portable power bank which will recharge on the go. After arriving you could need to rely on a mobile phone to make telephone calls, messenging, using mapping or reading your itinerary; ensure that your phone has enough charge left. [10] [AD]
Do you intend to bring hand luggage to Liechtenstein?

Are you bringing just hand baggage

Do you intend to bring hand luggage to Liechtenstein?

Do you still need use your charger when returning home?

Are you visiting other countries with good access to electricity?

  • The electricity in Liechtenstein is generally stable however if you need to visit another country you might need an electrical adapter which offers protection to your electrical appliances. Power could sometimes fluctuate in some countries which can cause damage to your devices, so look for an adapter which has built in surge protection such as a travel power strip.
  • Using a solar backpack and portable power bank will prepare you for any power cuts and countries with limited electricity.  [10] [10] [23] [AD]

What can I connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

Travel appliances that can plug into a Liechtenstein power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Mobile phones that can connect to the Liechtenstein power outlet

Apple iPhones that work with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Liechtenstein power outlet

Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Liechtenstein power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Liechtenstein power outlet


We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Liechtenstein, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[25]


WikiConnections is not responsible for any injury or damage caused due to using any type of suggested product with any other electrical device or appliance in any location, full details are available on the disclaimer page. While WikiConnections strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. All functions and capabilities should be checked prior to purchasing or using any power adapter. Assumptions on if any power adapter, charger, converter or power strip works in any location is based on data from publicly available sources and if it fits the primary power outlet used in that country. WikiConnections has not taken into consideration other less common power outlets which might be found as these might only be used in certain areas or in the process of being phased out.

Where possible, WikiConnections only recommends the type of product as being suitable along with alternatives and does not make any endorsement for any specific brand or product. Always check with the manufacturer to ensure full compatibility prior to attempting to use any device. Always check the reputation of the manufacturer and product to ensure the quality and safety of any electrical device being used.

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein Wikipedia page.
  2. Universal multi-device USB wall charger - A universal multi-device USB wall charger features USB PD and standard ports for fast charging simultaneous. These includes interchangeable international plug adapters making it ideal for travel and certified for safety to protect against current and heat.
  3. Type C power adapter - An unearthed Europlug Type C travel adapter with two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, designed to fit a variety of sockets commonly used across Europe, including Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Iceland..
  4. Type F power adapter - A versatile Type F adapter, also known as Schuko, compatible with Europlugs and CEE 7/17 plugs. Ideal for use in countries using the Germany outlet type like Peru, Chile, and Uruguay..
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Features for a travel hair dryer include a foldable handle for easy packing, dual voltage for international use, and multiple heat and speed settings to accommodate different hair types..
  6. Heavy duty power converter - Heavy-duty power converters robust voltage transformation capabilities for designed for high-wattage devices, making them best suited for appliances like kettles and hair dryers that consume a significant amounts of power..
  7. Dual voltage travel flat iron hair straighteners - Dual voltage flat iron hair straighteners are equipped with adjustable temperature settings, providing 110/220 volts compatibility for global use. Titanium-coated plates ensure even heat distribution, making them ideal for international travel..
  8. - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Type J power adapter - This 3-pin Type J travel adapter adheres to the Swiss SN 441011 standard, offering grounded connectivity for safe electrical use in Switzerland and Liechtenstein..
  10. Portable power bank - Portable power banks are invaluable batteries for travel, especially in unfamiliar locations. Advanced charging technologies offer fast and efficient power delivery to mobile phones, tablets and headphones via USB ports..
  11. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  12. Universal travel power adapter - The universal travel power adapter is a versatile single solution for power on the go, compatible in over 150+ countries worldwide. A single unit compact design makes it a travel essential which easily fits into any travel bag..
  13. Travel power strip - Combining surge protection, AC outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters, the travel power strip is a comprehensive power solution for global travellers..
  14. Power adapter set - A plug adapter set is a future-proof travel essential, containing various adapters to fit diverse power outlets around the world to ensure compatibility in a wide range of countries..
  15. Step down power converter - Step-down power converters are engineered to safely convert higher voltages of 220V / 240V to 110V / 120V, allowing the use of appliances designed for lower voltage systems to be used in countries with higher voltage power outlets..
  16. Portable international travel plug adapter - A portable international travel plug adapter serves as a versatile, all-in-one solution for travellers. Designed with a single AC outlet and multiple USB ports, such units offer global compatibility working in over 200 countries..
  17. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  18. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable hair dryers ideal for travel are lightweight and cordless for mobility, have low-heat settings for hair health, and a fast-charging battery for time efficiency. Additional LED indicators can help monitor battery life..
  19. Rechargeable cordless flat iron - Modern rechargeable cordless flat irons use advanced battery technology for consistent temperature control. Suitable for airline safe travel with universal voltage and USB charging capabilities..
  20. 10,000mAh portable charger - A portable charging device with a 10,000mAh capacity, commonly used for extending the battery life of mobile phones and other small electronics..
  21. 20,000mAh portable charger - A high-capacity charging device featuring 20,000mAh energy storage, capable of multiple charge cycles for mobile phones and some tablets. Suitable for extended periods away from power sources..
  22. USB-C PD power bank - A USB-C PD power bank utilises Power Delivery technology to facilitate high-speed charging, particularly for laptops requiring substantial power. A high wattage power bank ensures fast and efficient energy transfer, supporting USB-C enabled devices..
  23. Solar backpack - Incorporating large solar panel with USB outputs, solar backpacks are ideal as a reliable secondary source of energy for device charging in remote travel locations where electrical outlets are unavailable or unreliable..
  24. Solar power bank - Solar power banks integrate photovoltaic cells to offer a self-sustaining charging option, ideal when a backup power source is required for locations where electrical outlets are unreliable, scarce or unknown..
  25. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -