Charging the iPhone 5 when visiting Mauritius

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Mauritian power outlet and recharging the iPhone 5 using a double pin Europlug Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

When planning a vacation to Mauritius it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any indispensable devices that you'll be bringing along with you. However, by not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive which could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5 when they're going to Mauritius.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5 in Mauritius by using their types G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Mauritians use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. When visiting Mauritius from another country please check your iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Mauritius

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Mauritius?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Mauritian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 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 5 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 5 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 5, 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 5 in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mauritian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mauritian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mauritian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 5 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Wikipedia.org entry 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 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