Luxembourg power adapters - what plugs are used in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg power outlet

What adapter do I need for Luxembourg?

You need to pack a Type F plug adapter [4] for Luxembourg if your plug doesn't fit in a Luxembourg power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Luxembourg all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power with a Luxembourg power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device uses then read the section on how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If you're from America visiting Luxembourg you will need to bring a power adapter to fit a US plug into a Luxembourg power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Luxembourg you will also need to use a power converter for Luxembourg if your device isn't dual voltage and ensure that it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a Luxembourg power outlet then it can work in Luxembourg without needing anything else.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Luxembourg such a Type F plug adapter [4]. A plug adapter for Luxembourg (or power adapter) only changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Luxembourg, but doesn't convert the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device is unable to use 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Luxembourg to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Luxembourg if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to recharge USB devices such as a tablet or mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will also need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Luxembourg.
  • Increased use of a mobile phone during a vacation to Luxembourg can create an extra demand on the battery, we suggest bringing a power bank [9] if you need to recharge your phone whilst visiting an unfamiliar country.

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

Luxembourg power adapters

Power adapters for Luxembourg

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Luxembourg. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when you're visiting Luxembourg using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find that most power adapters will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power adapters page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Luxembourg?

The best power adapter for Luxembourg will be a Type F plug adapter [4] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Luxembourg?

What is a power adapter for a Luxembourg power outlet?

A power adapter for Luxembourg is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Luxembourg power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another country.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [10].

What does a power adapter for Luxembourg do?

A power adapter for Luxembourg allows visitors from a different country to use electronic and electrical devices in Luxembourg by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Luxembourg?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in Luxembourg.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Luxembourg from America?

If you are visiting from the US then you will need to bring a plug adapter for Luxembourg because US plugs won't fit into a Luxembourg power outlet, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Luxembourg if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

Does a power adapter for Europe work in Luxembourg?

There is a possibility that a power adapter that works in another country in Europe doesn't work in Luxembourg because there are 8 different types of power outlets in Europe.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Luxembourg?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Luxembourg power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the correct power adapter.

Luxembourg power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Luxembourg?

Type C and F power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Luxembourg?

There are two types of power supply used in Luxembourg, these are type F and C with the primary power supply being type F:

  • Plug Type C - The plug socket can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  • Plug Type F - The recessed circular plug socket (called a Schuko socket or type F power outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.

Do US plugs work in Luxembourg?

No; a US plug won't work in Luxembourg because it doesn't fit in a Luxembourg power outlet without the use of a plug adapter. Also, the voltage is 230 volts so use a power converter if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your device or appliance is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.

What electrical frequency is used with a Luxembourg power outlet?

The frequency from a Luxembourg power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is an electrical plug in Luxembourg the same as in Europe?

Tourists in Europe

Is an electrical plug in Luxembourg the same as in Europe?

Different countries in Europe all use different standards of power outlet types and voltages, so a plug which can be used in Luxembourg might not function in another country. If you intend on travelling to more than one destination in Europe it is recommended to either bring along a multiple power adapter travel set [12] consisting of every type of power adapter, or a single international travel plug adapter [13] as both these options make sure you are covered for all different power outlet types that you may find in each country. When preparing to travel check our list of power outlets used throughout Europe to find out which power adapters and converters you might need for your trip.

Are outlets in Luxembourg the same as in the US?

An American plug won't fit in a Luxembourg power outlet so use a power adapter for Luxembourg. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Luxembourg and ensure that it works with 50hz.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Luxembourg?

Use a step down power converter if you need to use a 110 volt appliance in a Luxembourg power outlet.

Is the voltage in Luxembourg the same as the US?

The voltage from a Luxembourg power outlet is 230 volts, however 120 volts is used in the US. If your American appliance or power charger doesn't support dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for Luxembourg which can change the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts.

What is access to electricity like in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg has excellent access to power outlets throughout the country.

How reliable is electric in Luxembourg?

Though power cuts are unpredictable, the power in Luxembourg is dependable with no history of persistent power blackouts compared to other countries.

Do I need a portable charger for Luxembourg?

Even though electrical outages in Luxembourg aren't common and power is available to the entire population, visitors should still bring a power bank to recharge mobile phones and other USB powered devices.

  • The dependence on mobile phones for some people is high and the thought of being without a phone can cause anxiety, especially when being needed abroad. During a trip to Luxembourg increased reliance on cell phones for storing itineraries, taking photos, social network sharing, getting directions and streaming videos will drain the batteries excessively. A flat smart phone battery could potentially leave you without enough power to make emergency calls or being able to use satellite navigation to return back to your accommodation or hotel.
  • Using a portable charger [9] in Luxembourg lowers the risk as it allows you to keep your mobile phone powered on the move.
  • A typical 10,000mAh portable charger [9] can store enough energy to cover around 3 full charges while a 20,000mAh portable charger [16] should keep an average cell phone charged for roughly seven days depending on the model of phone and usage. The mAh rating (or milli ampere-hours) describes the capacity of the battery giving an indication of how many charges the power bank can do, therefore a higher value is more suitable for travellers.
  • Should you need to charge your laptop with a power bank in Luxembourg and your laptop it supports USB-C charging then use a portable charger for a laptop [17] marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies 20 Wh or more.
  • Before travelling be aware that some airlines prohibit portable chargers on an aircraft with more than 100 Wh of power and must be kept in carry-on luggage only so we recommended checking ahead with the airline first.
  • Small consumer power banks aren't powerful enough for high wattage items, although a rechargeable hair dryer [14] or gas hair straighteners [15] are designed for travelling.
Do I need a portable charger for Luxembourg?

Sources

  • 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)

Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg?

If travelling with more than one device and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Luxembourg is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. There are two types of plug sockets that Luxembourgers use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your devices at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

What USB charger do I need for Luxembourg?

Why use a travel USB charger for Luxembourg?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you now only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers it becomes only necessary to pack one 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 individual devices, thereby reducing the weight and size of your luggage.
  • Travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types making them perfect if travelling across multiple countries across Europe which are likely to use a different outlet to Luxembourg.
  • Good chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight - ideal for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Luxembourg.
  • USB travel chargers can accept both the 230 volts used in Luxembourg power outlets and different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that accommodation or hotel rooms in Luxembourg might only have a single wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Due to their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets before a flight can be high, so a USB charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded cell phone or tablet in Luxembourg could prove to be inconvenient and expensive.
  • Higher priced USB chargers also feature power outlet strips to use low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, however these will be unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances in Luxembourg for advice and guidelines on the best power adapter to use with a Luxembourg power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Some mobile phones could require more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should any of your devices draw additional power.
  • Travel USB chargers can also be useful back at home by recharging multiple cell phones and tablets on a daily basis using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Luxembourg?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Luxembourg and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg.
  • 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 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 the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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.

Power converters for Luxembourg

What does a power converter for a Luxembourg power outlet do?

A power converter enables you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical appliance with a 230 volt Luxembourg power outlet.

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

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet found in Luxembourg, but a heavier and more expensive power converter [18] transforms a 230 volt Luxembourg power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Luxembourg?

When you are travelling to Luxembourg from another region please ensure the device can be charged using a 230 volt power supply.

  • You will need a step down power converter [19] if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device is incompatible with 230 volts. See the world power outlets guide to discover which voltage your country uses.
  • You don't need a power converter if you are already using either a 230 volt single voltage appliance or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Typically, electrical devices which are designed to use a lower voltage (for example 120 volts) and used in a 230 volt outlet run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless you use a step down power converter [19].
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you are attempting to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or cell phone as these are normally designed for international use and dual voltage, but please always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as clothes irons and hair straighteners) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter [6].
  • Purchasing a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance could be more practical and cost effective than carrying a much heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read our guides on using clothes irons, curling wands, hair straighteners and blow dryers with a Luxembourg power outlet , along with advice on affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter for Luxembourg if I'm visiting from the US?

The voltage from a plug outlet in Luxembourg is different to a 110 volt US outlet so use a step down power converter if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Luxembourg?

You will need to buy a step down power converter [19] which allows you to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in a 230 volt Luxembourg power outlet.

What voltage is used in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets.

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

Voltage converter

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

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 convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [19] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg before plugging that into a Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg power outlet.
How can you tell if you have a dual voltage appliance?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How can you tell if you have a dual voltage appliance?

The way to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for numbers printed on the power plug or on the device itself, normally on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord goes. This location might depend on the make and model of your appliance and could also state in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 220V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

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Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Luxembourg, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [20].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg - Luxembourg country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  12. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  13. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  14. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  15. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  16. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  17. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  18. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  19. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets