Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Greenland

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter, how to power the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter and how to power the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when they're visiting abroad.If travelling to Greenland this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using their standard E, C, F or K type Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Greenlanders will normally use Type E plugs in their plug outlets. If you are travelling to Greenland from another region make sure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Greenland

Can you use the iPad 3 in Greenland?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Greenlandic power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Greenland?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Greenland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Greenlanders use four different types of wall outlets (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 3, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Greenland. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Greenland?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type E USB charger to recharge your iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. The sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins with one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch 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 3 is powering up taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch 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 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type K USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. This power outlet (technically called the Type K power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular shape and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch 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 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 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, under £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, around £5.
  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, priced at £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, priced £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, priced at under £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.