How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter, charging the iPad Air using a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Air using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug

Faroese power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you're in Faroe Islands.If you are staying in Faroe Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad Air using their standard types E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Faroe Islands from a different region please ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as T├│rshavn please read the Wikipedia.org page about Faroe Islands [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Faroe Islands

Can the iPad Air be used in Faroe Islands?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different types of plug sockets (types E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power 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 good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wanting 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Faroe Islands.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much 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 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 Air in Faroe Islands?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Air).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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 charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using a Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. This round plug outlet can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch 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 iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air with a Faroese power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type K USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type K USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in an upside-down triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Faroe Islands
  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, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, priced at 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, 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 price 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, estimated cost under 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.