Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Norway

A guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

If planning a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices such as mobiles and tablets that you are bringing with you. But, without knowing which wall socket is used in Norway you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Different frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5C . When you're planning a vacation to Norway these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5C by using their types F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Norwegians will use Type F plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Norway from a different country ensure that your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Norway

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Norway?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a Norwegian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Norway to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Norwegians use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Norway we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Norway and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5C in Norway?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C using the Norwegian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5C.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed round wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Norway
  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-£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, £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 £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.