Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Norway

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini from a Norwegian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini when visiting Norway using the standard F or C type Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are typically used by a majority of Norwegians. You'll discover that power is different regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When visiting Norway from another country ensure the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Norway

Can you use the iPad Mini in Norway?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Norwegian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Norway?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible 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 are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Norway we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here 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 Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Norway using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Norway?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini from a Norwegian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Norwegian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPad Mini with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Norwegian power outlet. This circular wall supply, sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Norway country 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.
  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.