Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Mauritius

Learn how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Mauritian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a two pin Type C USB plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Air 2 abroad.If travelling to Mauritius this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Air 2 by using their standard G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Mauritians. If you are visiting Mauritius from another country ensure your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Port Louis we suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Mauritius [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Mauritius

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Mauritius?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Mauritius by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Mauritius?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Mauritians use (types G and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Mauritian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Mauritian power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Mauritian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Wikipedia.org web page about Mauritius
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters