Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet, how to power the iPad 2 using a Type C USB plug and how to charge the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type E USB plug

Faroese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad 2 when you're in Faroe Islands using the Type E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Faroe Islands from another country make sure that the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPad 2 in Faroe Islands?

You can use the iPad 2 in Faroe Islands.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Faroe Islands?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best international travel adapter for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different standards of wall outlets (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 can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Faroese trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Faroe Islands 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the 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 Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 which typically takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to charge your iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from a 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 should normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into 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. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type K power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular configuration with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the charging 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 Faroese 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 which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroese 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, 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, costs 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, costing 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, 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, C$15-C$20.