Charging the iPhone 3GS when visiting Mauritius

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Mauritian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power adapter and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C USB plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Mauritius this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 3GS by using the G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Mauritians will normally use Type G wall outlets. Most power sources vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power sockets guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Mauritius from a different region please ensure your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Port Louis we also recommend referring to the Mauritian Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Mauritius

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Mauritius?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Mauritian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Mauritians use (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Mauritius or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Mauritius?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Mauritian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 3GS from 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], usually already included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. This wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritian Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters