Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Norway

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Norwegian power outlet and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when they're staying abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPhone 5 when staying in Norway by using their standard Type F or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Norwegians will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. Most power supplies will change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Norway from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Oslo refer to the Norway entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Norway

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Norway?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Norway.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Norway?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Norway is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable 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.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 5, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Norway and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Norway.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Norway?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 5 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using the Norwegian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to charge your iPhone 5 with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norway entry on wikipedia
  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, costs £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 at under £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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.