Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

A guide showing how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter, recharging the iPhone 3GS using a Type E USB adapter and charging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type F power charger

Faroese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPhone 3GS when they're staying in Faroe Islands.If planning a trip to Faroe Islands these instructions show charging the iPhone 3GS using the types E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Faroe Islands from another region ensure that your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Faroe Islands

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Faroe Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Faroe Islands (E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Faroese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers 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 phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Faroe Islands we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Faroe Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Faroe Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Faroe Islands?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS 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 iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round plug outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Faroese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS using the Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes in a triangle shape with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Faroese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Faroese Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£5-£10 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, under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 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).