How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Morocco

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Moroccan power outlet and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type E power charger.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 in Morocco. When travelling to Morocco these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 using their standard types E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E power outlets are used by most Moroccans. Most power sources will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If visiting Morocco from a different region check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device 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 during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to tourist destinations such as Casablanca or Rabat we also recommend reading the Moroccan entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Morocco

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Morocco?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Moroccan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Morocco?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Moroccans use (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Morocco 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Morocco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Morocco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Moroccan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Moroccan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Moroccan power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Moroccan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Moroccan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. This round wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Moroccan entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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