Charging the iPhone 5C when visiting Faroe Islands

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter, charging the iPhone 5C using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5C using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power charger

Faroese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPhone 5C . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C abroad.The following instructions tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Faroe Islands using the types E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Faroe Islands from a different country please check the iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a place such as T├│rshavn read the Faroese country wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Faroese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Faroe Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different types of power outlets (types E, C, F and K) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Faroese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

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 charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Faroe Islands?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5C by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F power charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type K power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroese country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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 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, 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, priced at 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, costing 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, estimated price under C$20.