How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Greenland

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Greenlandic power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type E power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type F power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when travelling to Greenland by using their E, C, F or K type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Greenlanders will typically use the Type E sockets in their power outlets. Power sources vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Greenland from another country please check that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Greenland

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Greenland?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3G in Greenland.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Greenland?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Greenland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of plug sockets that Greenlanders use (types E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging 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 grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Greenland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Greenland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 3G will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two round adjacent holes where the pins sit plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3G using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB charger to power your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the Greenlandic power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type K power outlet [10], looks like three large holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which should take roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenlandic Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-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, priced at 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, estimated price under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 (£15-£20 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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).