How to charge the iPad when staying in Greenland

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter, powering the iPad using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and how to recharge the iPad using a Type F power plug

Greenlandic power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Greenland it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power all your important devices when you reach your destination. By not knowing which wall socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Greenland. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPad when staying in Greenland by using the standard types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Greenlanders will typically use the Type E wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Greenland from another country please ensure the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Greenland

Can the iPad be used in Greenland?

You can connect the iPad to a Greenlandic power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Greenland?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Greenlanders use four different types of plug sockets (E, C, F and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Greenland using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Greenland?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPad from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 holes in an upside-down triangle shape and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Greenland
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at £15-£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, £10-£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 around £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 under £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.