Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Mozambique

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Mozambican power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pin Type M power adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Mozambique this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Air 2 by using their standard F, C or M type Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Mozambique from another region make sure your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Mozambican city like Maputo or Nampula we also suggest reading the Mozambique page on Wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Mozambique

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Mozambique?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Mozambique.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Mozambique?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Mozambicans use three different types of power outlets (types F, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Mozambique we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mozambique.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 Mozambique.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Mozambique?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Mozambican power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Type M USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambique page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters