How to charge the iPhone 3GS when staying in Mauritania

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 3GS from a Mauritanian power outlet.

Mauritanian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 3GS when they're visiting abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Mauritania by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Mauritanian wall outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for charging. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Mauritania from another region please make sure that your iPhone 3GS can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Mauritania

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Mauritania?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Mauritanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Mauritania?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS then the best international travel power adapter for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 3GS is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3GS in Mauritania?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Mauritanian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Mauritanian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Mauritanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Mauritanian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Mauritanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - Mauritanian Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters