Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type E power adapter, powering the iPhone 5 using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5 using a double pinned Type F USB charger

Faroese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when staying in Faroe Islands.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Faroe Islands using the standard E, C, F or K type Faroese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Faroe Islands from another country double check the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Faroese place such as T├│rshavn we also suggest reading the Wikipedia page about Faroe Islands [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Faroe Islands

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Faroe Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5 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 5 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 5 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. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5 in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5.
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular plug supply, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  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 5 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5 using the Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with the iPhone 5.
  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 cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 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 iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 5 with a Faroese power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type K power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three large holes in a triangle shape with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Faroe Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costs 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  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 (under £15 GBP / under C$20).