How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Morocco

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPhone 4 from a Moroccan power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a two pin Type E USB adapter.

Moroccan power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Morocco. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can charge their iPhone 4 when they're going to Morocco.If you are visiting Morocco this page contains instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 using their Type E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Moroccans use Type E wall outlets. When visiting Morocco from another country please ensure the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Casablanca or Rabat we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Morocco [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Morocco

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Morocco?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Moroccan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Morocco?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Morocco (E and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. 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 countries 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 using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of 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 both Morocco and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Morocco using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Morocco?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Moroccan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Moroccan power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Moroccan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - wikipedia.org entry about Morocco
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters