Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Morocco

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Moroccan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type E power charger.

Moroccan power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles or tablets at your hotel. But, without knowing which wall socket is used in Morocco you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Differing frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Morocco.The following simple instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to Morocco using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Moroccans. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Morocco from another region please double check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Morocco

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Morocco?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Moroccan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Morocco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Morocco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Moroccan power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from 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 typically include this cable when you buy your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 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 usually supply the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 recharging which should take around one-five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Moroccan country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters