Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Denmark

How to connect a Danish power outlet to the iPhone

Danish power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone . If you're staying in Denmark this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone using the Type K Danish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type K wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Danes. If visiting Denmark from a different country please double check the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Denmark

Can the iPhone be used in Denmark?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Danish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Denmark?

The best power adapter for Denmark will be a Type K USB charger [4] which will allow you to use your iPhone.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Denmark?

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone from a Danish power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Danish power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Danish power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three large holes in a triangle shape with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of 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 Danish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Danish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark - Denmark entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  4. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, costing £10-£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, estimated cost £5-£10.