How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Norway

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone from a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger and recharging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Norwegian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone in Norway. This page was specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone abroad.These step-by-step instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the iPhone when visiting Norway by using the F or C type Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Norwegians will typically use the Type F sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Norway from a different region check that the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Norwegian city such as Oslo please read the Norway Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the area.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Norway

Can you use the iPhone in Norway?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Norway.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Norway?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone the best international travel power adapter for Norway is a multiple USB charger 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 types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 iPhone, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Norway.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone in Norway?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone from a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPhone with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger to recharge the iPhone with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPhone with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Norway Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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.