Morocco power adapters - what plugs are used in Morocco?

Moroccan power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Morocco all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use in a Moroccan power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device can use then please read the section about how can you tell if you have a dual voltage or single voltage device first.

  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in a Moroccan power outlet then you can use it in Morocco without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Moroccan power outlet then you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Morocco such a Type E plug adapter [2]. Please be aware that a plug adapter for Morocco (or power adapter) only changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Morocco, but can't convert the voltage from 220 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Morocco to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Morocco if your power converter doesn't use the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you simply want to power one or more USB devices such as a cellphone or a tablet then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it will work with any voltage, however make sure that you choose one which has a Type E plug adapter otherwise you'll also need to use a suitable plug adapter for Morocco.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 220 volts used in Morocco you run the risk of damage to your device, an electrical fire hazard or a blown fuse. Before using your device in Morocco please read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

If planning a trip to Morocco it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices like mobile phones and laptop computers that you'll be bringing with you. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Morocco. This page contains links to step by step instructions which shows how to power your devices when you're visiting Morocco using the standard E or C type Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Moroccans use the Type E plugs in their plug outlets. Power adapters are different regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries. We recommend reading the Morocco Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

Morocco power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Morocco?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use. If you are travelling from the US then use a plug adapter for Morocco as American plugs won't physically fit in a Moroccan power outlet, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Morocco to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What is the best power adapter for Morocco?

The best power adapter for Morocco is a Type E plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Morocco?

Morocco power outlets

What plug sockets do they use in Morocco?

There are two types of power supply used in Morocco, these are type E and C with the primary power outlets being type E:

  • Plug Type C - You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type E - This sunken circular wall supply can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
What plug sockets do they use in Morocco?

What is the voltage in Morocco?

The voltage used in Morocco is 220 volts.

Are outlets in Morocco the same as US?

US plugs won't fit in a Moroccan power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for Morocco. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage please use a power converter for Morocco and check that it works with a 50hz supply.

What frequency is used in Morocco?

The frequency of the alternating current from a Moroccan power outlet is 50 Hz.

Is the voltage in Morocco the same as in the US?

The voltage which comes from a Moroccan power outlet is 220 volts, whereas 120 volts is used in America. If your US appliance or charger isn't dual voltage then you should use a suitable power converter for a Moroccan power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work with a 220 volt outlet.

Morocco 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 Morocco?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. There are two types of power outlets in Morocco (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Moroccan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your devices at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Morocco?

Why use a travel USB charger for Morocco?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 individual devices, thereby reducing the weight of your baggage.
  • Travel USB chargers should include swappable plug heads for different regions thereby making them perfect if visiting different countries across Africa which will probably use different power outlets to Morocco.
  • A good power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for the rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair in Morocco.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Morocco along with different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a possibility that hotel rooms in Morocco might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports are often in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is perect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations and will prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Morocco might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • More expensive USB chargers will also include power outlet strips to plug in multiple low powered devices such as laptops, but please be aware these will be unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. For further information read our guide on using travel appliances with a Moroccan power outlet for guidelines on the most suitable power adapter to use with a Moroccan power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Certain mobile phones and tablets could pull more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should some of your devices require extra power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be useful by recharging multiple mobile phones on a daily basis using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Morocco?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Morocco and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Morocco.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.

Power converters for Morocco

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter?

A heavy and bulky power converter [7] converts a 220 volt Moroccan power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device, but a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet in Morocco.

Do I need a power converter for Morocco?

If you are travelling to Morocco from a different country please ensure that your device can be used with a 220 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.
  • When supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Morocco from a lower 110 volt country you will need to use a much bulkier Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

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

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

Dual voltage hair dryer

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage or single voltage appliance?

A simple method to tell if your appliance is dual voltage is to check for a sticker on the charger or on the unit itself, normally near to where the power cord goes. This location will vary depending on the make and model of your appliance but could also be written on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Moroccan 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 Moroccan power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Moroccan power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can connect to the Moroccan power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can be connected to the Moroccan 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 work with a Moroccan power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Moroccan 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 Moroccan 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/Morocco - wikipedia.org entry about Morocco.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E 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.