How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Mauritius

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge the iPad Mini with a Mauritian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

When planning a vacation to Mauritius it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you're there. But, without knowing which plug socket is used you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Varying complicated standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never been there before. If you are staying in Mauritius this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini using the standard types G or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Mauritians use the Type G plug outlets. When you are visiting Mauritius from another country please make sure your iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Mauritius

Can you use the iPad Mini in Mauritius?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Mauritius.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Mauritius?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Mauritians use (types G and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritius using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 recharging the iPad Mini in Mauritius?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge the iPad Mini with a Mauritian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using 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 this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Mini with a Mauritian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. The power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [6], can be identified by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 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 country 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
  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
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters