Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Morocco

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Moroccan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a two pinned Type E power adapter.

Moroccan power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electrical devices that you'll be bringing along with you. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5C abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Morocco using the Type E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Moroccans typically use Type E plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Morocco from another country ensure that your iPhone 5C can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Morocco

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Moroccan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel adapter for Morocco is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Morocco (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Morocco.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Morocco?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 5C using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5C from a Moroccan power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Moroccan power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Morocco Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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 cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).