Charging the iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Morocco

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type E USB plug.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5 when you're in staying in Morocco.The following instructions will show how to charge your iPhone 5 when travelling to Morocco using their standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Moroccans typically use Type E power outlets. When travelling to Morocco from another region ensure the iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check 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 overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Morocco

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Moroccan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Morocco?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 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 5 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 iKits 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 5, 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 5 in Morocco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5 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] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Moroccan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power your iPhone 5 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. This recessed round wall outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6], can be identified by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

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