How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Faroe Islands

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Faroese power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPad using a two pin Type E USB charger and how to charge the iPad using a two pinned Type F power plug

Faroese power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad abroad.When visiting Faroe Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad using the standard Type E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Faroe Islands from a different region check that the iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Faroe Islands

Can the iPad be used in Faroe Islands?

You can use the iPad in Faroe Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Faroe Islands?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Faroese use (E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Faroe Islands.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Faroe Islands?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C power charger to charge the iPad from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Faroese power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E USB charger to power the iPad with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad using a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. This circular plug outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Faroese power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type F power charger to charge the iPad from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad from a Faroese power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Faroese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type K power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroe Islands Wikipedia web page
  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, costs 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, 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 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, estimated cost 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, 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, costing under C$20.