How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Faroe Islands

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger, charging the iPhone 6 using a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the iPhone 6 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB plug

Faroese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 6 abroad.If you are travelling to Faroe Islands this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 using the standard Type E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Faroe Islands from a different country make sure the iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Faroe Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Faroese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Faroe Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Faroese use four different standards of plug sockets (types E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Faroe Islands or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Faroe Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Faroe Islands?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 from the Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply can be identified by the two large holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Faroese power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply (sometimes known as a Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 with a Faroese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 large holes forming an upside-down triangle shape for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Faroese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Faroe Islands Wikipedia web 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 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
  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