Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type E power adapter, charging the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type C USB plug and recharging the iPad Mini using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter

Faroese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad Mini abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Faroe Islands these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini by using their standard Type E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power supplies are different depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Faroe Islands from a different country ensure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying in a place like Tórshavn or Klaksvík please refer to the Faroese country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Faroe Islands

Can the iPad Mini be used in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Faroe Islands?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel power adapter for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Faroe Islands (E, C, F and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel charger illustrated here 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 iPad Mini, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Faroe Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This 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. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Faroe Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Faroese power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Faroese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from a Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Faroese 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 Mini is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type K power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the Faroese power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10], looks like three holes forming an inverted triangular shape with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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 Mini is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroese country page on Wikipedia
  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, estimated price £10-£15.
  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 around £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, £5-£10.
  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, £15-£20.
  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 £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under £15.