Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Norway

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Norwegian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type F power charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4 . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4 abroad.When you're staying in Norway the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4 by using their types F or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets are typically used by a majority of Norwegians. When travelling to Norway from a different country please ensure your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Norway

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Norway?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Norwegian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Norway?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for Norway to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Norway (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 iPhone 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power adapter 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 from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in Norway?

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

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from 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] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4 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] (Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Norwegian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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.