How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Greenland

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a Type E power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a 2 pinned Type F power plug

Greenlandic power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.When going to Greenland this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S using the standard types E, C, F or K 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Greenlanders. If travelling to Greenland from another region check your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a city like Nuuk please read the Greenland entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Greenland

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Greenland?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Greenland by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Greenland?

When travelling with more than your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Greenlanders use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] 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 [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, 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 power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Greenland using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Greenland?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Greenlandic 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 Greenlandic power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger to charge the iPhone 4S with a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type K power adapter to charge the iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [9]) can be recognised by the three holes in an upside-down triangular pattern and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - Greenland entry on wikipedia.org
  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