Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Morocco

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Moroccan power outlet and charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Morocco.If you're planning a holiday to Morocco the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad 2 by using their standard E or C type Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Moroccans normally use the Type E power outlets. If you are visiting Morocco from another region please double check the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Morocco

Can you use the iPad 2 in Morocco?

You can use the iPad 2 in Morocco.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Morocco?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Morocco is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Moroccans use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these 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 included plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Morocco we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 2, 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Morocco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Morocco.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Morocco?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Moroccan power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Moroccan power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 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 country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / around C$10).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).