Mauritius power adapters - what plugs are used in Mauritius?

Mauritian power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Mauritius all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power with a Mauritian power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device uses then please read the section below about how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a Mauritian power outlet then it can work in Mauritius.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Mauritian power outlet you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Mauritius such a Type G plug adapter [2]. Please be aware that a plug adapter for Mauritius (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Mauritius, but won't convert the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Mauritius to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Mauritius if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you need to charge USB devices such as cell phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Mauritius.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts used in Mauritius you run the potential risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Prior to using your device in Mauritius check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Mauritius. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to Mauritius by using the standard Type G or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Mauritians. You will find that most power adapters change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide where you'll find a full list showing regions. We suggest referring to the Mauritius Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area.

Mauritius power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Mauritius?

If the outlet in your home country is different to the shape of the plug outlet in Mauritius then you will need a power adapter. American plugs won't fit into a Mauritian power outlet therefore you will need to bring a plug adapter for Mauritius, and as the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Mauritius if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritius?

The best power adapter for Mauritius is a Type G power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritius?

Mauritius power outlets

What kind of outlets are in Mauritius?

There are two different types of power outlets used in Mauritius, types G and C with the primary power outlets being type G:

  • Plug Type C - The plug socket, technically known as a type C socket or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type G - You can recognise the plug socket by 3 holes with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
What kind of outlets are in Mauritius?

What is the voltage in Mauritius?

The normal voltage in Mauritius is 230 volts.

What is the frequency used in Mauritius?

The frequency from a Mauritian power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is the voltage in Mauritius the same as the US?

The voltage in Mauritius is 230 volts, but 120 volts is used in America. If your US charger or appliance can't handle dual voltage then you need a suitable power converter for Mauritius which allows a 120 volt US device to work in a 230 volt outlet.

Is an electrical outlet in Mauritius the same as the US?

American plugs won't fit in a Mauritian power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Mauritius. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage you will need to use a power converter for Mauritius and ensure that it works with 50hz.

Mauritius USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Mauritius?

When you are travelling with more than just one device then the best travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Mauritians use (types G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Mauritius?

Why use a travel USB charger for Mauritius?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 individual power chargers it's now only necessary to pack one 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 separate devices which cuts down on the weight and size of your luggage.
  • Travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different regions. This is perfect when visiting other countries which are likely to use different power outlets to Mauritius.
  • A good charger is rugged, lightweight and compact; perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Mauritius.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 230 volt power outlets in Mauritius plus different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Mauritius only have a single wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with all your devices instead of waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the worry out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often in short supply and demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone in Mauritius might prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB chargers also feature power outlet strips to use multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but please these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our section on using travel appliances in Mauritius for advice on the most suitable power adapter for a high wattage appliances in a Mauritian power outlet.
  • Some mobile phones could pull more than the standard 500 mA supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should any of your devices require additional power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cellphones and tablets every night using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Mauritius?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, 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 useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius using 3 pinned type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.

Power converters for Mauritius

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Mauritius?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Mauritius?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Mauritius, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] transforms a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt device.

Do I need a voltage converter for Mauritius?

If visiting Mauritius from a different region check your device can accept a 230 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.
  • When supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Mauritius from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 230 volts.

Read the WikiConnections list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my appliance?

The best way to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied charger or on the unit itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord goes. This location might vary depending on the make or model of your unit but could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Mauritian power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Mauritian power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can be connected to a Mauritian power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Mauritian power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius country Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.