Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Greenland

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type E power adapter, how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Greenland.When you are visiting Greenland this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 2 using the types E, C, F or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Greenlanders will normally use Type E plugs in their wall outlets. If visiting Greenland from a different country please check the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Greenland

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Greenland?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Greenland.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Greenland?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Greenland (E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins 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 included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Greenlandic trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Greenland we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greenland 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Greenland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Greenland?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 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, 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, priced at 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, 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, estimated cost 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, under C$20.