Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Greenland

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter, powering the iPad 4 using a two pin Type E power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

If packing for a trip to Greenland it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics that you'll be bringing along. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Greenland you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad 4. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 4 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad 4 when staying abroad.When you're visiting Greenland these instructions show powering the iPad 4 by using their standard E, C, F or K type Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Greenlanders typically use Type E plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Greenland from a different country please double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Greenland

Can you use the iPad 4 in Greenland?

You can use the iPad 4 in Greenland by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Greenland?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel adapter for Greenland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Greenland (E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can 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 type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred 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 countries around the world with perfect 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 iPad 4, 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 unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter 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.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Greenland?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 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], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then 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 iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 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], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, technically called the Type K power outlet [10], can be identified by the 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two 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, around $10.
  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 between $15 to $20.
  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, between $10 to $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 under $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 between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.