Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Norway

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power any mobile phone from a Norwegian power outlet and charging any mobile phone using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your mobile phone . This guide was written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their mobile phone abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your mobile phone when visiting Norway using the Type F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Norwegians. When travelling to Norway from a different country please make sure your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Norway

Can you use any mobile phone in Norway?

You can use any mobile phone in Norway.

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Norway?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your mobile phone then the best travel power adapter for Norway is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Norway (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Norway we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 mobile phone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Norway using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US 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 a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Norway?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Norwegian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power any mobile phone from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Norwegian power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Norwegian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone using the Norwegian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norwegian Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under £10.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, around £5.
  5. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  6. 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, estimated cost around £10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.