Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Norway

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Norwegian power outlet and charging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Norwegian power outlet

When organizing a holiday it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics such as cell phones or tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which wall socket is used in Norway you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge. Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you're travelling abroad.If planning a trip to Norway these instructions show powering the iPhone 3GS by using the types F or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are typically used by most Norwegians. If you are visiting Norway from another country make sure that the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Norway

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Norway?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Norway.

Norway

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Norway?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 3GS 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. 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 3GS 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 3GS 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 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 is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, 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. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Norway?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power charger to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Norwegian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Norwegian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Norwegian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Norwegian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Norwegian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Norwegian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  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, costing 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.