How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Norway

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 3 from a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you are staying abroad.When going to Norway the following instructions show charging your iPad 3 using their Type F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Norwegians use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Norway from a different country check that the iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Norway

Can you use the iPad 3 in Norway?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Norway.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Norway?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Norway to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. 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.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are 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 converter 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 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality 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.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Norway?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 3 from a Norwegian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Norwegian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 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 iPad 3 from a Norwegian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Norwegian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  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 charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 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/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).