Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Mauritius

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Mauritian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter and powering the iPad Air using a two pin Type C USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.The following instructions will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air when travelling to Mauritius using the types G or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Mauritians. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Mauritius from a different region ensure your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Mauritius

Can you use the iPad Air in Mauritius?

You can use the iPad Air in Mauritius.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Mauritius?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Air then 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]. Mauritians use two different types of power outlets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Mauritian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mauritius and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Mauritius?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Mauritian power outlet

Charging the iPad Air from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Mauritian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Air from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritian Wikipedia 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£4-£5 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, 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).