Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Faroese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type E power adapter and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type F power adapter

Faroese power outlet

Various standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad 3 when they're staying in Faroe Islands.This page has instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're travelling to Faroe Islands using the standard E, C, F or K type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Faroe Islands from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPad 3 in Faroe Islands?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Faroe Islands

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Faroe Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of power outlets in Faroe Islands (E, C, F and K) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Faroese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Faroe Islands using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Faroe Islands. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Faroe Islands?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Faroese power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Faroese power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply can be identified by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Faroese power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type K USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 large holes in an inverted triangular shape and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Faroese country 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 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, 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$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.