How to charge the iPhone when staying in Mauritius

A page on how to power your iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone using a Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

When planning a holiday to Mauritius it is helpful to know in advance if you can power your indispensable electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you're there. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Mauritius you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when you're going abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the iPhone when staying in Mauritius by using the standard Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Mauritians. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Mauritius from another country please ensure that the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPhone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Mauritius

Can the iPhone be used in Mauritius?

You can connect the iPhone to a Mauritian power outlet.

Mauritius

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Mauritius?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different types of wall outlets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 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 additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend buying a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 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. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Mauritius?

Charging the iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 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] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mauritian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mauritius country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 price between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under 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, estimated price around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).