How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Norway

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Norwegian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Norwegian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you're there. However without knowing which power supply is used you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Norway by using the standard Type F or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Norwegians use Type F wall outlets. When you are visiting Norway from a different country double check your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Norway

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Norway?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Norwegian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Norway?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel power adapter for Norway to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Norwegians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Norway or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good 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 iPhone 6, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Norway.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in Norway?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. The power supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Norwegian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Norwegian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - Wikipedia 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, under $15.
  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, around $5.
  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, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.