Charging any mobile phone when visiting Mauritius

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge any mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet and recharging any mobile phone using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Mauritian power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Mauritius it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electronics that you'll be bringing along. However, by not knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Complicated voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the mobile phone when they are travelling to Mauritius.If travelling to Mauritius these useful instructions show how to power the mobile phone using the standard Type G or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Mauritians will typically use Type G wall outlets. When travelling to Mauritius from another country check the mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city such as Port Louis we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Mauritius [1] for more indepth details.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Mauritius

Can you use any mobile phone in Mauritius?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Mauritian power outlet.

Mauritius

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Mauritius?

If travelling with more than your mobile phone then the best international travel charger for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to 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 on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mauritius and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge any mobile phone with a Mauritian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Mauritian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [5] or Europlug) is recognised by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Mauritius
  2. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  5. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).