Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Faroe Islands

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type F power charger

Faroese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad 4 . The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when you are visiting Faroe Islands using their standard types E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Faroe Islands from another country please check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to visit a Faroese city such as T├│rshavn we recommend reading the Faroe Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPad 4 in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Faroese power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Faroe Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different standards of plug sockets (types E, C, F and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Faroe Islands using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 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 iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type K power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 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] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes forming an inverted triangle pattern for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroe Islands Wikipedia web 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 around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 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, 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 under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).