Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Morocco

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Moroccan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a two pin Type E USB charger.

Moroccan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.When you're visiting Morocco this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 by using the E or C type Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find a majority of Moroccans will use Type E plug outlets. If visiting Morocco from a different country ensure the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting somewhere such as Casablanca we recommend reading the Morocco Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Morocco

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Moroccan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Morocco?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel power adapter for Morocco is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Moroccans use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Moroccan trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Morocco using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Morocco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Moroccan power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Moroccan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Moroccan power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type E power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Moroccan power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Morocco 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, estimated price 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-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 $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).