How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Greenland

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C Europlug USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 5 using a two pinned Type E power plug and powering the iPhone 5 using a Type F power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5 in Greenland. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPhone 5 when they are going abroad.If you're going to Greenland this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5 using their standard types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Greenlanders will normally use Type E sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Greenland from another country please double check your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Greenland

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Greenland?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Greenland by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Greenland?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 5 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Greenlanders use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Greenland using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Greenland?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type E power charger to charge the iPhone 5 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type K USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type K USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by three large holes forming an inverted triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenland country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced 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, costs C$20-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, costs 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, costs under C$20.