Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Norway

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Norwegian power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 4S abroad.If planning a vacation to Norway the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 4S by using their types F or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Norwegians will normally use Type F plugs in their plug outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Norway from another country ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Norway

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Norway?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Norway.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Norway?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 4S 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 [8]. 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 4S 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 4S 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 [8] 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, 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.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Norway?

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

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy 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 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Norwegian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Norwegian power outlet

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

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S from the Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, 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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - Wikipedia.org entry about Norway
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  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 to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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