Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Greenland

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger, charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type E power adapter and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type F USB charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. If planning a trip to Greenland the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad 2 by using their standard Type E, C, F or K 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Greenlanders will use the Type E plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Greenland from another country make sure the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Nuuk we also suggest reading the Greenland entry on wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Greenland

Can the iPad 2 be used in Greenland?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Greenlandic power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Greenland?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 then the best travel adapter for Greenland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of wall outlets that Greenlanders use (types E, C, F and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Greenland we recommend buying a versatile power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Greenland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Greenland?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter to power your iPad 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Greenlandic power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also known as the CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [6], can be identified by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go with a metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad 2 using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 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 charging your iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type K power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenland entry on wikipedia
  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 (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  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 (£15-£20 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 (£10-£15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).