Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Morocco

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Moroccan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini abroad.When you're staying in Morocco the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini by using their types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E wall outlets are typically used by a majority of Moroccans. When travelling to Morocco from a different country please ensure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 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 you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Morocco

Can the iPad Mini be used in Morocco?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Morocco is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Moroccan trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Morocco and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Morocco?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Moroccan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Moroccan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Moroccan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Moroccan Wikipedia web page
  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