How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Greenland

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter, recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type E USB adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 when abroad.This page is a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when you are in Greenland by using their E, C, F or K type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type E wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Greenlanders. When visiting Greenland from another country please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Greenland

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Greenland?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Greenland.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Greenland?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Greenland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Greenlanders use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Greenland using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Greenland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

A page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power an iPad Air 2 using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This round power outlet (called the Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type K USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 large holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Greenland
  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 between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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 cost under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  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 price between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$15).
  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$10-C$15).
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).