Charging the iPad when visiting Norway

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad from a Norwegian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad using a Type F USB charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPad abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your iPad when staying in Norway using the standard Type F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Norwegians will normally use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Norway from a different country please check the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Norwegian place such as Oslo read the Norway Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Norway

Can you use the iPad in Norway?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Norwegian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Norway?

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

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs 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 heads. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Norway.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Norway?

Charging the iPad from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger to recharge your iPad with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad using the Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge the iPad with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norway Wikipedia 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, priced at under £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.