Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

A step by step guide showing how to power your mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power charger, charging any mobile phone using a double pinned Type E power adapter and charging any mobile phone using a double pin Type F USB adapter

Faroese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. When planning a vacation to Faroe Islands these instructions show powering the mobile phone using the Type E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Faroe Islands from a different country please double check your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Faroe Islands

Can the mobile phone be used in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Faroe Islands?

When travelling with more than your mobile phone the best travel charger for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different standards of wall outlets (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Faroese trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Faroe Islands using 3 pinned type B 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 from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Faroese power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power your mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by two holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Faroese power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power the mobile phone using the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone using a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Faroese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type K USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroese Wikipedia web page
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  5. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  6. 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, costs under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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).
  9. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  10. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$10).
  11. 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 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).