Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Greenland

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power adapter, powering the iPhone using a Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone using a two pinned Type F power adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPhone in Greenland using the E, C, F or K type Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Greenlanders will use the Type E sockets in their wall outlets. Most power is different depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Greenland from another country make sure that the iPhone 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 prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Greenland

Can the iPhone be used in Greenland?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Greenland?

When travelling with more than your iPhone or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Greenland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible 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 bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Greenlandic trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greenland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Greenland using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone in Greenland?

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Greenlandic power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic 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 completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Greenlandic power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go along with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Greenlandic power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the iPhone.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then 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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic 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 powering up and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering the iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type K power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the Greenlandic power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 holes forming an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenlandic Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-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, 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, 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).