How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Morocco

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Moroccan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and recharging the iPad Air using a two pinned Type E USB plug.

Moroccan power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air in Morocco. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air when you are in Morocco by using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Moroccans use Type E wall outlets. When visiting Morocco from another country please make sure your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on staying in a destination like Casablanca please refer to the Moroccan entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Morocco

Can the iPad Air be used in Morocco?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Moroccan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best travel charger for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Moroccan trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Morocco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Moroccan power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Moroccan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Moroccan power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPad Air with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Moroccan entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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 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
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters