How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Mozambique

A page on how to power your iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type M power charger, recharging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F USB adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Mozambique these useful instructions show powering your iPad 3 using their Type F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Mozambique from a different country make sure that the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to stay at a Mozambican place such as Maputo or Nampula we suggest referring to the Mozambique Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Mozambique

Can the iPad 3 be used in Mozambique?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Mozambican power outlet by using a power convertor.

Mozambique

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Mozambique?

If travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mozambique is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Mozambique (types F, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Mozambique or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

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 iPad 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 North America going to Mozambique using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality 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. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Mozambique?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mozambican power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type F power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 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 will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mozambican power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes along with two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

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

A page on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 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 should usually supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet (technically known as the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mozambique Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).