Charging the iPad from a power outlet in Mozambique

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Mozambican power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type M power adapter, recharging the iPad using a Type C USB plug and how to power the iPad using a 2 pin Type F USB plug

Mozambican power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets 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 iPad abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad when you are visiting Mozambique using the Type F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Mozambique from a different country please check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Mozambique

Can you use the iPad in Mozambique?

You can use the iPad in Mozambique.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Mozambique?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad the best international travel adapter for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets that Mozambicans use (types F, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mozambique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as 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 a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Mozambique?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad from the Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type F power adapter to power the iPad from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using the Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Mozambican power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three large holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambican country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 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/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