Charging the iPhone 5S in Greenland

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type F Schuko power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type E power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 5S when they are staying in Greenland.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPhone 5S when you are visiting Greenland by using their types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E plug outlets will be normally used by most Greenlanders. Most power supplies are different depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the North America page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Greenland from a different region please ensure your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that 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 whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a Greenlandic city such as Nuuk we recommend reading the Greenland Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Greenland

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Greenland?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Greenlandic power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Greenland?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Greenland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four types of power outlets in Greenland (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Greenland.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Greenland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet

Learn how to power your iPhone 5S with a Greenlandic power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S 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 iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using the Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPhone 5S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large holes in an upside-down triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

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