Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Greenland

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Greenlandic power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger, recharging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Type E power adapter

Greenlandic power outlet

If packing for a trip to Greenland it is useful to know if you can use your vital devices when you arrive at your destination. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Greenland you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 6. Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're in Greenland by using their standard E, C, F or K type Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Greenlanders. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Greenland from another country ensure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 6 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Greenland

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Greenland?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Greenland.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Greenland?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four standards of plug sockets in Greenland (E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Greenlandic trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Greenland we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters 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 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 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 America using type B plugs and offers 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 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 travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Greenland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 6 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 from the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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 the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Greenlandic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Greenlandic 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 Greenlandic power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Greenlandic power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type K power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Greenlandic power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - Greenlandic country page on Wikipedia
  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