How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Greenland

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini using a two pinned Type C power charger and how to charge the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type E USB charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when travelling to Greenland by using their Type E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E plug outlets will be normally used by most Greenlanders. If travelling to Greenland from another region check the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Greenland

Can the iPad Mini be used in Greenland?

You can use the iPad Mini in Greenland by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Greenland?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel power adapter for Greenland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Greenlanders use four different standards of wall outlets (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 from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Greenland using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Greenland?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini from the Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic 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 Mini is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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 Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power adapter to charge your iPad Mini from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by three holes in an upside-down triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic 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 tablet is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenland Wikipedia page
  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$15.
  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, estimated price 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, priced at C$10-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, C$10-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, under C$10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.