Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power charger, charging the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F power adapter

Faroese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 4S when they're travelling abroad.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 4S when you're visiting Faroe Islands using the Type E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will vary depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Faroe Islands from another country make sure the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on visiting a Faroese city like T├│rshavn we suggest reading the Faroe Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Faroe Islands

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Faroese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Faroe Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Faroe Islands (E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Faroese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Faroe Islands we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Faroe Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Faroe Islands.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Faroe Islands?

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Faroese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4S using the Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect 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 iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Type E power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes and a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Faroese power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type K power adapter.

  1. To power your iPhone 4S using the Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Firstly insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type K power outlet [9]) looks like three holes forming an inverted triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Faroe Islands Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters