How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Mauritania

How to connect a Mauritanian power outlet to the iPad

Mauritanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPad when staying in Mauritania using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Mauritanian wall outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for wall outlets. If travelling to Mauritania from another region check your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Mauritanian destination like Nouakchott or Kiffa refer to the Mauritania Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the area. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Mauritania

Can you use the iPad in Mauritania?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Mauritania by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Mauritania?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mauritanian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad with a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Mauritanian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Mauritanian power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mauritanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - Mauritania Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters