Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Mauritania

How to connect a Mauritanian power outlet to the iPad 3

Mauritanian power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad 3 in Mauritania. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPad 3 abroad.When you are travelling to Mauritania the following useful instructions show powering the iPad 3 using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type Mauritanian power outlet, the Mauritanians will use a Europlug for wall outlets. If travelling to Mauritania from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Nouakchott or Kiffa we recommend referring to the Mauritania country wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Mauritania

Can the iPad 3 be used in Mauritania?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Mauritanian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Mauritania?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Mauritania is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Mauritanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Mauritania we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritania using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Mauritania?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Mauritanian power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Mauritanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Mauritanian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Mauritanian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mauritania country wikipedia 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 between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).