Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Norway

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Norwegian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad Air using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air . This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad Air when travelling to Norway using the Type F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Norwegians typically use Type F power outlets. You will find power supplies change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Norway from a different country please make sure your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Oslo or Bergen please refer to the wikipedia.org web page about Norway [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Norway

Can the iPad Air be used in Norway?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Norwegian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Norway?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air then the best travel adapter for Norway is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Norway (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred 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 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting 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 travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Norway?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the iPad Air with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air from the Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air 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 iPad Air from a Norwegian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power charger to charge your iPad Air with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Norway
  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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  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, costs under C$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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.