How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Norway

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

When planning to travel to Norway it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any indispensable devices that you'll be bringing along with you. However, by not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive which could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5S when they're going to Norway.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPhone 5S when you are in Norway by using their types F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Norwegians use the Type F power outlets. When visiting Norway from another country please check your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Norway

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Norway?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Norway by using the correct power convertor.

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

When 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 standards of power 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 handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Norway using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Norway?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 5S from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Norwegian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S 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 5S from a Norwegian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Norwegian power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a Norwegian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5S.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes along with a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S 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 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
  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