How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger, how to charge the iPhone 3G using a two pin Type E USB adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type F power charger

Faroese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G when you're in Faroe Islands.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the iPhone 3G when travelling to Faroe Islands by using their E, C, F or K type Faroese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Faroe Islands from a different country ensure the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Faroe Islands

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Faroe Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Faroese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Faroe Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different types of plug sockets (E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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, but 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 power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to Faroe Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Faroe Islands?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3G from a Faroese power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Faroese power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Faroese power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 3G from the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type K power adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by the three large holes forming an inverted triangle configuration with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Faroe Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£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, costs 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, priced at 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).