Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Norway

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Norway.This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you are travelling to Norway by using their standard Type F or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Norwegians. If you are visiting Norway from another region please check the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Air 2 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Norway

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Norway?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Norwegian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Norway?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel power adapter for Norway is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Norwegians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Norway 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Norway.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Norway?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from the Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

A page showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. This circular wall supply (known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Norwegian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart.
  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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.