How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Luxembourg

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Luxembourg power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPhone 4S abroad.When visiting Luxembourg this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Luxembourg from another country please make sure the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a Luxembourg destination like Luxembourg City we suggest referring to the Luxembourg country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Luxembourg

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Luxembourg?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Luxembourg power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Luxembourg (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Luxembourg?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Luxembourg power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Luxembourg power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg - Luxembourg country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters