How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger

Faroese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Faroe Islands. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when Faroe Islands.This page is a simple guide demonstrating what you'll need to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Faroe Islands by using the standard Type E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Faroe Islands from a different region please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit a Faroese destination such as Tórshavn or Klaksvík refer to the Faroe Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Faroe Islands

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Faroe Islands?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Faroese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Faroe Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different standards of power outlets (E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Faroe Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Faroe Islands 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality 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 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 Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Faroe Islands?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (called a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 from the Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two holes 19 mm next to each other and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Faroese power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (called a Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by the three large holes forming an inverted triangle configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroe Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad 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 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$10).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).