How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Mauritius

Instructions on how to power your iPad 3 from a Mauritian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and powering the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in Mauritius. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when you're in Mauritius using their G or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Mauritians. When you are visiting Mauritius from a different region please ensure that the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Port Louis we also recommend referring to the Mauritius Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Mauritius

Can the iPad 3 be used in Mauritius?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Mauritian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Mauritius?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Mauritians use (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Mauritius. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Mauritius?

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

Instructions on how to power your iPad 3 from a Mauritian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using a Mauritian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 using a Mauritian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius Wiki page
  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 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