How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Greenland

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge any mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger, how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging any mobile phone using a Type E USB adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to assist people wanting to charge their mobile phone abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when going to Greenland by using their E, C, F or K type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type E wall outlets will be normally used by most Greenlanders. When visiting Greenland from another country please make sure your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Greenland

Can the mobile phone be used in Greenland?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Greenlandic power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Greenland?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Greenlanders use (types E, C, F and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

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 mobile phone, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Greenland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [11] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Greenland?

Powering any mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge any mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet

A guide showing how to power your mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [5], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge any mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. The recessed round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A page on how to recharge any mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [9]) can be recognised by the three holes in an inverted triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Greenland
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under £10.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, estimated price £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  6. 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.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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 cost £15-£20.
  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, costs under £10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.