Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Faroe Islands

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 4 using a Type E USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Schuko Type F USB charger

Faroese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad Mini 4 abroad.When you're staying in Faroe Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the standard E, C, F or K type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Faroe Islands from another region please double check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of power outlets that Faroese use (E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Faroe Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Faroe Islands?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from the Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Faroese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 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 should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type K power charger to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern and the bottom hole being in a semicircular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Faroe Islands
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, 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 price around $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).