How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Mauritius

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Mauritian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G power charger and charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to power your important devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Mauritius these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad 2 using their G or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Mauritians use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Mauritius from another country please ensure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a city such as Port Louis or Beau Bassin-Rose Hill refer to the Mauritian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Mauritius

Can the iPad 2 be used in Mauritius?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Mauritian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Mauritius?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mauritians use two different types of wall outlets (G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Mauritius or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Mauritius.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Mauritius?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge your iPad 2 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Mauritian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Mauritian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from the 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 usually supply this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritian Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).