Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Greenland

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Greenlandic power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter, powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pin Type F USB plug

Greenlandic power outlet

When packing for a holiday it is useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you need it which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 6 Plus. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.If visiting Greenland these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus by using their standard E, C, F or K type Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Greenlanders will normally use Type E plugs in their wall outlets. If you are travelling to Greenland from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a place such as Nuuk read the Greenland Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Greenland

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Greenland?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Greenlandic power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Greenland?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel charger for Greenland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of power outlets that Greenlanders use (E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 iPhone 6 Plus, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Greenland.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Greenland?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Greenlandic power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming an upside-down triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Greenland Wikipedia page
  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, 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, 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, costing 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, estimated price 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, costs around C$5.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs C$15-C$20.