How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Mozambique

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger, charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger

Mozambican power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Mozambique. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad 2 when going to Mozambique.When you're visiting Mozambique the following instructions show charging your iPad 2 using their Type F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Mozambique from another country please ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Mozambique

Can the iPad 2 be used in Mozambique?

You can use the iPad 2 in Mozambique.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Mozambique?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Mozambicans use three different types of plug sockets (F, C and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Mozambique or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mozambique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Mozambique using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Mozambique?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Mozambican power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Mozambican power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Mozambican power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Mozambican power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Wikipedia entry about Mozambique
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters