How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Mauritius

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Mauritian power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a two pinned Type C power charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad 4 when they are travelling to Mauritius.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the iPad 4 when you're in Mauritius using their Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most Mauritians. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Mauritius from a different country ensure the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Mauritius

Can the iPad 4 be used in Mauritius?

You can use the iPad 4 in Mauritius by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Mauritius?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel power adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 iPad 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Mauritius?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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 4 from a Mauritian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Mauritian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mauritius Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. 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 between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).