How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to Mauritania

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPad Air from a Mauritanian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Mauritanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPad Air when they are visiting Mauritania.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your iPad Air when you're travelling to Mauritania using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Mauritanian plug outlet, the Mauritanians will use Europlugs for power outlets. When you are travelling to Mauritania from another country please make sure that your iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Mauritania

Can you use the iPad Air in Mauritania?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Mauritania.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries the best 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 chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritania using 3 pin 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Mauritania?

Powering the iPad Air with a Mauritanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPad Air from a Mauritanian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Mauritanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Mauritanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - wikipedia.org entry about Mauritania
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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 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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters