Charging the iPad 4 in Morocco

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Moroccan power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type E power adapter.

Moroccan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Morocco it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices such as mobiles or tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Morocco you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge that could be incompatible. Different frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.This page contains a guide which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad 4 when staying in Morocco by using their types E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Moroccans will typically use Type E wall outlets. When travelling to Morocco from a different region make sure that the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Morocco

Can you use the iPad 4 in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Moroccan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Morocco?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Morocco (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Morocco 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Morocco?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Moroccan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Moroccan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Moroccan power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Moroccan page on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).