How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Norway

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Norwegian power outlet and charging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. However without knowing which plug socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad 4 when they're visiting abroad.If you're staying in Norway these instructions show powering your iPad 4 using their F or C type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Norwegians. If visiting Norway from another region please make sure that your iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Norway

Can the iPad 4 be used in Norway?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Norwegian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Norway?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Norwegians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Norway using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Norway?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Norwegian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Norwegian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page 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, priced £5-£10.
  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, priced £10-£15.
  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, around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.