How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Liechtenstein

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Liechtenstein power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pinned Type J power plug.

Liechtenstein power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 4 in Liechtenstein. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 when you're in Liechtenstein.When you're travelling to Liechtenstein this page contains instructions showing powering your iPhone 4 using the standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Liechtenstein from another country please ensure your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Liechtenstein

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Liechtenstein?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Liechtenstein power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Liechtenstein?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Liechtenstein is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Liechtensteiners use (J and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liechtenstein

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Liechtenstein.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Liechtenstein. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Liechtenstein?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 4 from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 using a Liechtenstein power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Liechtenstein power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Liechtenstein power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type J power adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Liechtenstein power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Liechtenstein power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type J USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by three large round holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Liechtenstein power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Liechtenstein power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Liechtenstein entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs between $5 to $10.
  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 between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.