How to charge the iPhone in Luxembourg

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone with a Luxembourg power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPhone using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Luxembourg power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When you are going to travel to Luxembourg these useful instructions show how to power the iPhone by using the F or C type Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Luxembourg from a different region please make sure that your iPhone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Luxembourg

Can the iPhone be used in Luxembourg?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Luxembourg?

When travelling with more than your iPhone then the best travel power adapter for Luxembourg is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Luxembourg and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Luxembourg using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Luxembourg?

Powering the iPhone with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPhone with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone from a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually included with the iPhone).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Luxembourg power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from a Luxembourg power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPhone from a Luxembourg power outlet using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone using a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, estimated cost under $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, around $5.
  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, estimated cost 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.