Charging the iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Morocco

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Moroccan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger and powering the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Moroccan power outlet

If organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any important devices when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is used in Morocco you could pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might be incompatible and damage the device. Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS in Morocco. This guide has been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 3GS abroad.When you are staying in Morocco these instructions show powering the iPhone 3GS using the Type E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Moroccans. If visiting Morocco from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to somewhere like Casablanca or Agadir-Ida Ou Tanan we recommend reading the Morocco wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Morocco

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Moroccan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Morocco?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port 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 bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Morocco using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Morocco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Moroccan power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Moroccan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Moroccan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Moroccan power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Moroccan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3GS from a Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large round adjacent holes and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Morocco wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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