How to charge the iPad 2 when visiting Mauritania

How to connect a Mauritanian power outlet to the iPad 2

Mauritanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you are travelling to Mauritania.When you are planning a vacation to Mauritania the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Mauritanians using Europlugs for power outlets. You will find power sockets are different depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Mauritania from another region please make sure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to a Mauritanian destination such as Nouakchott or Kiffa please read the Mauritanian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Mauritania

Can the iPad 2 be used in Mauritania?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Mauritania.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Mauritania is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mauritania 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritania using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Mauritania?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using a Mauritanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Mauritanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - Mauritanian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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