Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Faroese power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter, how to charge the iPhone using a 2 pin Type C power charger and how to power the iPhone using a Type E USB plug

Faroese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Faroe Islands these instructions show powering the iPhone by using their standard Type E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Faroe Islands from a different region ensure your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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Charging the iPhone in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPhone in Faroe Islands?

You can use the iPhone in Faroe Islands.

Faroe Islands

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Faroe Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone the best travel charger for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Faroese use four different standards of wall outlets (types E, C, F and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Faroe Islands we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Faroe Islands 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Faroe Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPhone from a Faroese power outlet with the Apple 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge the iPhone with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone with a Faroese power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type K power adapter to power the iPhone with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [9], looks like 3 holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Faroese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Faroe Islands
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, costing under $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  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 between $15 to $20.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  10. 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 price under $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.