How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Morocco

Learn how to charge the iPad from a Moroccan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Moroccan power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any gadgets such as cell phones or laptop computers when you're there. But without knowing which wall socket to expect you may bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Morocco this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Moroccans normally use the Type E plugs in their power outlets. When travelling to Morocco from another country please double check your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the iPad is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Morocco

Can the iPad be used in Morocco?

You can use the iPad in Morocco by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Morocco?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad then the best international travel charger for Morocco is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different types of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing 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 counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Morocco and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Morocco using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Morocco?

Powering the iPad with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPad from a Moroccan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from the Moroccan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in 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 iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Moroccan power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally supplied with the iPad.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Morocco country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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