How to charge the iPad Air in Greenland

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air with a Greenlandic power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pin Europlug Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPad Air using a Type E power plug and charging the iPad Air using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices at your destination. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Greenland you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you are travelling abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the iPad Air when visiting Greenland by using the standard types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Greenlanders use Type E sockets in their power outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If visiting Greenland from a different region double check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Greenland

Can the iPad Air be used in Greenland?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Greenland.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Greenland?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of wall outlets in Greenland (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Greenland. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greenland 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Greenland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Greenland?

Charging the iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Greenlandic power outlet. The power outlet can be identified by the two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power 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 Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type E power charger to power your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power 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. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air from a Greenlandic power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three large holes forming a triangular shape and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenland country page on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated price 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, under C$25.
  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$15.
  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, under C$15.
  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, priced under C$20.