Charging any mobile phone from a power outlet in Morocco

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Moroccan power outlet and charging any mobile phone using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Moroccan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're in staying in Morocco.If travelling to Morocco the following instructions show how to power your mobile phone by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type E plug outlets are typically used by most Moroccans. Power sockets will change depending on which region you travelling to so please read our WikiConnections world power sockets list where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. When visiting Morocco from another country make sure that the mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on visiting places like Casablanca or Ifrane we recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Morocco [1] for more details.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Morocco

Can the mobile phone be used in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Moroccan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Morocco?

If travelling with more than just your mobile phone and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Morocco is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Moroccans use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Morocco we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Morocco.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Morocco?

Powering any mobile phone with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. To power the mobile phone using a Moroccan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [2], can be identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type E USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - wikipedia entry about Morocco
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters