Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Faroese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter, how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type E power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type F USB charger

Faroese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.If you're visiting Faroe Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Type E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Faroe Islands from a different region ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone 6 Plus 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. If you're planning on travelling to a Faroese place such as T├│rshavn please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Faroe Islands [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Faroe Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Faroe Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different standards of power outlets (types E, C, F and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Faroese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Faroe Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Faroe Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from 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 just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Faroese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus 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] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the 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 usually supplied with the device.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus 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 iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type K USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by three holes forming a triangle shape with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Faroe Islands
  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, C$15-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, 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 cost 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, costs 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, estimated price 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.