How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Norway

A guide on how to power the iPad 2 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger and powering the iPad 2 using a Type F USB adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 2 in Norway. When going to Norway this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 using their standard types F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Norwegians will normally use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If visiting Norway from a different region double check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Norway

Can you use the iPad 2 in Norway?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Norway by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Norway?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Norwegians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Norway using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Norway?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPad 2 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad 2 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Norwegian power outlet using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Norwegian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPad 2 from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Norway
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  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.