Charging an iPad Air 2 when visiting Mauritania

Using a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet.

Mauritanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.When you're visiting Mauritania this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 by using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Mauritanian wall outlet, the Mauritanians will use Europlugs for power outlets. When visiting Mauritania from another country check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Mauritania

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Mauritania?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Mauritanian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Mauritania?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Mauritania using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Mauritania?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Mauritanian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mauritanian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad 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 around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 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 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).