How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Norway

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Norwegian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Norwegian power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Norway it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your indispensable electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Norway the following instructions show powering your iPad Mini 4 using the standard Type F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Norwegians. If you are travelling to Norway from a different region double check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Norway

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Norway?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Norway.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Norway?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Norwegians use (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 can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Norway. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 international 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.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Norway?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Norwegian power outlet you will need 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 wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 iPad Mini 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Norwegian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. The sunken circular power supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Norway
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, estimated cost between $10 to $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, estimated price around $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, estimated cost 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, between $15 to $20.