Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Mauritius

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Mauritian power outlet and how to power the iPhone 4 using a 2 pin Type C power charger.

Mauritian power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it's useful to know if you'll be able to power all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you're there. But by not knowing which power supply is being used you could pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 4. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Mauritius these instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 4 by using their standard G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Mauritians. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Mauritius from a different region please make sure that your iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Port Louis we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Mauritius [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Mauritius

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Mauritius?

You can use the iPhone 4 in Mauritius by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Mauritius?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 the best international travel adapter for Mauritius 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 using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact option 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 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 at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Mauritius?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4 from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 using the Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Wikipedia.org web page about Mauritius
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters