Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Mauritius

Instructions showing how to power the iPad from a Mauritian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging the iPad using a two pinned Type C power adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPad when staying in Mauritius.If planning a trip to Mauritius these instructions show powering the iPad by using the types G or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Mauritians. Most power changes depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Mauritius from another region ensure that your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Mauritius

Can you use the iPad in Mauritius?

You can use the iPad in Mauritius.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Mauritius?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad the best travel charger for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Mauritius (G and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Mauritius?

Powering the iPad with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad.
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mauritian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad from a Mauritian power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters