Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Morocco

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Moroccan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type E power adapter.

Moroccan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPad 3 when you are travelling to Morocco by using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Moroccans typically use the Type E plug outlets. You'll discover that power is different regionally therefore please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Morocco from another country check that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Morocco

Can you use the iPad 3 in Morocco?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Moroccan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

Morocco

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Morocco?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Morocco is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Moroccans use two different standards of power outlets (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions 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 North America going to Morocco.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Morocco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Moroccan power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Moroccan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Moroccan power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Moroccan Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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 around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).