How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Norway

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Norwegian power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Norway. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are going to Norway.When you're visiting Norway these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type F or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets are typically used by a majority of Norwegians. If visiting Norway from a different country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Norwegian destination such as Oslo or Bergen we also suggest referring to the wikipedia page about Norway [1] for more information prior to the location.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Norwegian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Norway

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Norway?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Norwegian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Norway?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Norwegians use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can 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 plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Norway or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Norway.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Norway.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Norway?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Norwegian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Norwegian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - wikipedia page about Norway
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters