Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to Mozambique

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air from a Mozambican power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter, how to power the iPad Air using a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge the iPad Air using a 3 pin Type M power adapter

Mozambican power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad Air . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air when travelling to Mozambique using the types F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Mozambique from another country ensure that your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a place such as Maputo read the Wikipedia.org web page about Mozambique [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Mozambique

Can you use the iPad Air in Mozambique?

You can use the iPad Air in Mozambique by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country 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]. There are three standards of wall outlets in Mozambique (F, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air supports 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 and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Mozambican trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Mozambique we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here 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 on a daily basis.

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mozambique and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 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 just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Mozambique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Mozambican power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using the Mozambican power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Mozambican power outlet. This unearthed power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Mozambican power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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 tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Mozambican power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

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

  1. To charge the iPad Air from a Mozambican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Mozambican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Mozambican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Wikipedia.org web page about Mozambique
  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