How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Mozambique

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Mozambican power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPad 4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type M USB charger

Mozambican power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad 4 abroad.When you're staying in Mozambique this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 using their standard types F, C or M Mozambican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Mozambique from another country double check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Mozambican destination like Maputo refer to the Mozambican entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Mozambique

Can the iPad 4 be used in Mozambique?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Mozambican power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Mozambique?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel adapter for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mozambicans use three different standards of plug sockets (F, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Mozambique. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good 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 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mozambique using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Mozambique?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 4 with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Mozambican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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 4 from a Mozambican power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Mozambican power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPad 4 from a Mozambican power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from the Mozambican power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 large round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mozambican entry on wikipedia.org
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, priced 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).