Mauritius power adapters - what plugs are used in Mauritius?

Mauritian power outlet

What adapter do I need for Mauritius?

You need to pack a Type G power adapter for Mauritius if the plug you intend on using won't fit into a Mauritian power outlet.

The type of power adapter, converter or charger that you'll need when visiting Mauritius all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to power with a Mauritian power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device uses then please read the section below about how to tell the voltage of your device before going any further.

  • Certain areas in Mauritius do not have access to power and suffer from regular blackouts, we suggest bringing a power bank if you wish to keep your cellphone battery charged whilst in an area without power or during a power cut.
  • If you are visiting Mauritius from the US then you will need to use a suitable power adapter to fit a US plug into a Mauritian power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Mauritius you will also need to bring a power converter for Mauritius if your device isn't dual voltage and ensure that it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug will fit in a Mauritian power outlet then it can work in Mauritius.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Mauritian power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Mauritius such a Type G power adapter. Please be aware that a plug adapter for Mauritius (or power adapter) is designed to change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Mauritius, but won't convert the voltage from 230 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Mauritius to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Mauritius if the power converter doesn't use the correct Type G power adapter.
  • If you need to charge USB devices such as cell phones or tablets then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, but ensure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type G power adapter otherwise you'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Mauritius[3] [AD]

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Before attempting to use your device in Mauritius please read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Mauritius power adapters

Power adapters for Mauritius

When packing for a vacation to Mauritius it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you arrive. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Mauritius you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there that might not be compatible and damage your device. Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Mauritius. This page has links to useful instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices in Mauritius using their G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Mauritians use Type G wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets change regionally so please read the World power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Mauritius?

The best power adapter for Mauritius will be a Type G power adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [3] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Mauritius?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Mauritius is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Mauritian power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[5]

What does a power adapter for Mauritius do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Mauritius by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Mauritian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Mauritius?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Mauritius.

Where to buy a power adapter in Mauritius

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Mauritius

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritius

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Mauritius

Power adapters are most likely be available in major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Electrical adapters for Mauritius

Universal Travel Power Adapters

A universal travel adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Perfect for visiting to multiple countries. Typical models operate in over 150 different countries.
  • An all in one compact design, lightweight and small.
  • There are some universal travel power adapters that include USB charging ports built in.
  • Fairly easy to use.
  • Some models have a surge protector built in, this will prevent your electronics from being overloaded by an unstable power grid.
  • Retractable pins don't get caught against other items when packed in your baggage.
  • When you return home the universal travel power adapter could still work as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so will fit in a Mauritian power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Must not be used with a high powered appliance - for example hair straighteners, clothes irons, kettles or hair dryers.
  • The internal moving parts could be fragile on some models which might make them likely to possibily fail.
  • Universal adapters only provide power to a single plug.
  • Might not be totally universal; some models might not cover some countries with less common outlets.
  • Missing an in-built voltage converter will mean it isn't suitable for devices which aren't 230 volts. [6] [AD]
Power Plug Adapters

A small and lightweight type G plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Bringing a Type G power adapter will work in Mauritius.
  • Simple to use.
  • Cheapest option.
  • Small and lightweight.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • Should you intend on travelling to more than just Mauritius you may need to pack more than one type of power adapter for other countries.
  • Only modifies the shape of the plug to fit in a Type G Mauritian power outlet and doesn't change the actual voltage used in Mauritius - if your device doesn't support a 230 volt outlet and isn't dual voltage then you will also need to pack a voltage converter.
  • Only one adapter per plug - for every separate device or appliance you will also need to use a separate power adapter.
  • Your hotel room in Mauritius may only have a single power outlet, so you'll only be capable of powering a single appliance at once.
  • If you need to charge a USB device then you also need to bring a domestic USB charger as well. [3] [AD]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A USB travel wall charger

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Ideal in situations when you only want to charge devices which use USB.
  • You only need to bring one charger instead of packing multiple domestic power chargers.
  • Supplied with interchangeable heads making them useful in a large number of different countries. Interchangeable adapter heads are usually lightweight and small which makes them easy to pack.
  • Most models should have a surge protector built in.
  • The charger can still be of use in your home country.
  • Interchangeable heads will fit in Types A/B, E/F, G and I outlets so will work in Mauritius.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • As it only has USB outputs you can't charge appliances, just USB powered devices. [7] [AD]
Travel Power Strips

Travel power strip including plug adapters

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • Capable of charging multiple appliances and devices concurrently using only one Mauritian power outlet.
  • Certain models will convert voltage for lower wattage devices. So even if the appliance isn't dual voltage it can still be used in Mauritius when using just a travel power strip. This will make them a cheaper lightweight alternative option to a dedicated voltage converter.
  • Some models will also feature a number of USB charge ports.
  • The voltage from power grids in some areas might be unstable, a sudden power surge can damage devices. There are some travel power strips which include a surge protector built in to protect your device from being overpowered.
  • A power strip can potentially still be useful domestically.
  • US and Canadian power strips include Type A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N plug adapters so should work in Mauritius.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Unlike a dedicated voltage converter, the conversion on travel power strips won't support higher wattage appliances such as curling irons or hair straighteners.
  • Because of their weight power strips might be unsuitable for packing in hand luggage.
  • Travel power strips might be excessive for travellers with only a small number of devices and appliances which need powering. [8] [AD]
Plug Adapter Sets

Cost effective plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • A set typically works out more cost-effective than purchasing individual plug adapters for multiple locations.
  • Ensures that you are covered for all plug outlet types and not just a Mauritian power outlet.
  • If you are visiting multiple locations a power plug adapter set is ideal.
  • Includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N plugs so should operate in Mauritius.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Not flexible; prior to any trip you'll have to choose which power adapters to bring, if you don't know every country you'll be visiting you'll need to pack every plug adapter in the set along.
  • Lots individual items to pack.
  • The remaining plug adapters will be redundant and using up packing space.
  • Not every power adapter types are typically included (especially rarer ones) - so check that your set includes one which is compatible with a Mauritian power outlet.
  • A plug adapter only alters the shape of the plug but doesn't change the actual voltage. [9] [AD]
Voltage Converters

A voltage converter has surge protection

Voltage Converters

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • It will only change the 230 volts in Mauritius and not the shape of the plug to slot into a Mauritian power outlet, therefore you will still be required to pack a suitable power adapter for Mauritius.
  • The typical size and weight of most models makes them way too bulky and heavy for hand baggage.
  • Redundant after your visit to Mauritius.
  • Usually less expensive and more practical to buy a dual voltage travel appliance than to buy a much more expensive voltage converter just to use your existing single voltage domestic appliance in Mauritius.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Mauritius

Type G Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Mauritius Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included G A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 50+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type G Mauritian power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type G plug adapter required to fit in a Mauritian power outlet Yes
Useful when you return home Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 230 volt AC appliance in Mauritius Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
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Mauritius power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Mauritius?

Type C and G power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Mauritius?

There are two types of power outlets used in Mauritius, these are type G and C with the primary power supply being type G:

  • Plug Type C - You can identify the plug socket by the 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  • Plug Type G - You can recognise this wall outlet by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins. [3] [AD]

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Mauritius?

To use a 110V appliance in a Mauritian power outlet you need a step down power converter.

What is the frequency used in Mauritius?

The frequency of the current from a Mauritian power outlet is 50Hz. [11]

Are electrical outlets available in Mauritius?

In Mauritius almost 5% of the population of the country doesn't have access to electrical power.

Does Mauritius have power outages?

It is reported that there are potentially monthly power cuts in parts of Mauritius.

Should I use a portable charger in Mauritius?

As power isn't available in all areas of Mauritius alongside the lack of a stable power grid, visitors should bring alternative charging options if they need to continue using devices such as mobile phones or eReaders.

  • Whilst travelling increased reliance on cell phones for storing calendars, taking photographs, getting directions, social network sharing and staying entertained will syphon off power more excessively than normal. A flat mobile phone battery could possibly leave you stranded without sufficient power to make an emergency call or being able to use a sat nav app to get directions to your accommodation. By packing a 10,000mAh power bank alleviates those concerns as it means you can keep your smart phone charged on the go, especially when travelling to a country with limited access to electricity and power cuts in some areas.
  • A typical 10,000mAh portable charger can store enough energy to cover over three full days of mobile phone use while a 20,000mAh power bank should keep a typical mobile phone powered for around seven days depending on the model of phone and usage. The mAh rating describes the capacity of the battery and gives an indication of the number of charge cycles the portable charger can achieve, therefore a higher number will be better for travellers.
  • Providing that your laptop supports USB-C charging then a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) that supplies at least 20Wh can be used to extend the battery life of the laptop. Please note that some airlines don't allow you bring power banks on an aircraft with more than 100 Wh of power and must be kept in carry-on luggage only.
  • Consumer portable chargers won't work with high powered items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer or rechargeable cordless flat iron are designed for travelling to areas with power cuts and limited access to electricity like Mauritius.    [12] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [AD]
Should I use a portable charger in Mauritius?
How well do solar battery chargers work in Mauritius?

Solar backpacks are ideal for hot climates

How well do solar battery chargers work in Mauritius?

The sunshine in Mauritius should be adequate enough to charge solar power bank dependably, however it will need to be exposed to strong daylight to produce enough power for a single charge cycle. It may prove inconvenient to constantly unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge in sunny spells.

  • The much larger solar cells used on a solar backpack will give the bag the ability to generate more power within a faster period of time, making them ideal for the climate in Mauritius.
  • A device that has been directly plugged into the USB port of a backpack should gradually top up the power during sunny spells in Mauritius, however might be inconvenient to have it constantly tethered in the bag during the day if it is to be used frequently. A regular power bank plugged in a solar backpack can be continuously powered up inside the bag during sunlight, afterwards you can power up the phone from the power bank at any time without being attached to the bag.
  • Although the climate in Mauritius is suitable for solar power, a bag should have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or more, be able to generate at least 6 watts of energy and can be used with a power bank of 10,000mAH or stronger. The flexible and durable solar panels used in solar powered bags are designed to survive scratches and bending, unlike normal solid solar panels. They are found in backpack, messenger and rucksack styles making them perfect for domestic, work and travel.  [4] [17] [18] [AD]


  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Mauritius chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Mauritius?

When you are travelling with more than just one device then the best travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Mauritians use (types G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your device supports Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you’re not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the universal multi-device USB wall charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably. [7] [AD]

What USB charger do I need for Mauritius?

Why use a travel USB charger for Mauritius?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 separate devices, thereby cutting down on the size and weight of your baggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers should include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting other countries which will probably use a different standard to Mauritius.
  • Good chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; perfect for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be hard to replace or repair in Mauritius.
  • USB travel chargers can accept both the 230 volts used in Mauritius power outlets and different voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that some hotels in Mauritius only have one power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single power supply with family or other traveler instead of waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Due to their flexible nature they take the worry out of travelling to an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be scant and demand for charging multiple devices before a flight can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is perfect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Mauritius might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers will also incorporate power outlet strips to power low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, however these are unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the guide on using travel appliances in Mauritius for advice and guidelines on the best power adapter for using a high powered appliances in a Mauritian power outlet.
  • Certain mobile phones could require more than the normal 500 mA produced from a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should any of your devices need extra power.
  • On returning home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple mobile phones on a daily basis using only a single power outlet. [7] [AD]

What is the best USB charger for Mauritius?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [7] [AD]

Power converters for Mauritius

What is a power converter for a Mauritian power outlet?

A power converter enables travellers to use a 100-120 volt electric device with a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Mauritius?

An expensive and heavy power converter converts a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance, whereas a more lightweight and smaller power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Mauritius. [10] [AD]

Do I need a power converter for Mauritius?

When you are visiting Mauritius from a different region please ensure the device can be charged using a 230 volt power supply.

  • A step down power converter is needed if you are travelling to Mauritius from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device or appliance won't support 230 volts. Read our WikiConnections world power outlets guide to discover which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you are already using either a single voltage device that works with 230 volts or one that is dual voltage.
  • Devices designed to use a lower voltage (such as 110 volts) and used in a 230 volt outlet run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device.
  • You won't need a converter if you need to charge a smaller electrical device such as a mobile phone or laptop as these are normally designed for international use and dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For supplying power to appliances which draw more power or generate heat (for example clothes irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter.
  • Buying a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more practical and cost effective than bringing a much heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read these comprehensive travel guides on using curling wands, clothes irons, hair straighteners and hair dryers in Mauritius , along with guides for some affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [19] [AD]

What converter do I need for Mauritius?

You will need to use a step down power converter in order to use any 100-120 volt appliance in a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet. [10] [AD]

What voltage is used in Mauritius?

Mauritius uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets. [2]

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Mauritius before plugging that into a Mauritian power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Mauritian power outlet. [10] [AD]
What is the difference between a transformer and a converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a transformer and a converter?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair straighteners

What voltage is my appliance?

The best method to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the supplied charger or on the unit itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord goes. This location might depend on the make or model of your unit but could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.


See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters.

What type of adapter do you need for Mauritius?

Which type of plug adapter do you need for Mauritius?

The power converter or plug adapter which is suitable for Mauritius depends on various requirements. Prior to deciding which one to bring we suggest using the following checklist:

How many electrical items will you be taking to Mauritius?

How many devices will you be packing

How many electrical items will you be taking to Mauritius?

  • List how many items you want to bring to Mauritius (including phones, laptops, eReaders, hair straighteners or clothes irons).
    • Remember to take into account that you might own more electrical devices in the future. Do you intend on buying a new tablet computer next year for example?
    • There is a growing number of rechargeable devices such as electric shavers that use a USB port for their power source. Therefore next time you buy a new device it could need a USB power adapter so remember to check that your travel adapter has enough spare ports to support these too.
  • Will you be travelling with a partner who might need to charge their iPads too?
What different types of electrical items do you need to use in Mauritius?

A USB powered phone

What different types of electrical items do you need to use in Mauritius?

  • There are 3 types of electrical devices or appliances:
    • Low wattage electrical devices which can be plugged into a power outlet - for example cameras and laptops.
    • High wattage appliances that can be plugged into a power outlet - for example clothes irons and hair dryers.
    • USB powered electrical devices which plug into a USB port - for example cellphones.
  • If you only have to bring along just USB powered devices to Mauritius then you'll find that a travel USB charger is ideal as you will only have to pack one compact charger plus your charging cables.
  • Travel power strips are built for providing power and voltage conversion for many low wattage devices of any voltage, however unsuitable for high wattage appliances (such as clothes irons) which need voltage conversion.

Will your devices and appliances only work with a 230 volt power outlet?

How many wall outlets are available in Mauritius?

Are multiple outlets available

How many wall outlets are available in Mauritius?

  • The accommodation in Mauritius may have only a single power outlet, this will present an inconvenience if charging up multiple electronic devices such as phones, tablet computers and cameras overnight as you will only be able to recharge a single device at a time every few hours.
  • Should you wish to recharge multiple devices simultaneously then we recommend packing either a travel power strip or USB wall charger which are capable of charging multiple USB ports and outlets. [8] [AD]
Will you only be charging USB devices in Mauritius?

Are you only bringing USB devices

Will you only be charging USB devices in Mauritius?

  • Should you only plan on packing devices such as phones or tablets to use in Mauritius then we suggest just packing a travel USB wall charger.
  • If you only use a simple power plug adapter you will still need to bring the USB power charger that was supplied with your device too. [7] [AD]

What is your budget?

  • A cheap power adapter which charges a single device from a Mauritian power outlet (provided that it is dual voltage or is compatible with 230 volts), however investing in a little more allows you to charge more than one device at once and be able to bring them to various countries.

Are you planning to visit anywhere abroad in the future?

Does your trip include visits to countries other than Mauritius?

Will it take you a long time to fly to Mauritius?

Using a phone in the airport

Will it take you a long time to fly to Mauritius?

  • If you're taking an extended flight to get to Mauritius think about an appropriate airport-friendly power charger that works in different outlet types, one that can be carried in hand luggage and can be used to quickly top up phones and tablets prior to a long haul journey.
  • As not all planes and airports have power outlets please think about bringing a battery portable power bank for recharging on the go. When you land you could have to rely on a mobile phone for making calls, sending texts, using mapping or recalling an itinerary; therefore it is recommended that your phone has ample power left. [4] [AD]

Will you always have good access to electricity?

  • Power in Mauritius can occasionally fluctuate which could possibly cause damage to your devices, so you will need to look for a power adapter which offers surge protection such as a travel power strip.
  • Due to Mauritius suffering from power cuts or having limited coverage of power in certain regions you might find that whichever power adapter you bring to the country doesn't work anyway. You can prepare for limited electricity access or power cuts by bringing a portable power bank and a solar backpack.  [4] [4] [17] [AD]
Do you bringing just hand luggage to Mauritius?

Are you bringing just hand baggage

Do you bringing just hand luggage to Mauritius?

Would you like to use your charger when returning home?

What can I connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Travel appliances that can plug into a Mauritian power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Mauritian power outlet

Mobile phones which work with the Mauritian power outlet

Apple iPhones which can be connected to a Mauritian power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Mauritian power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Mauritian power outlet


We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Mauritius, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[20]


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  2. - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type G power adapter - An earthed BS 1363 certified UK power adapter, featuring a fuse to protect against overload and consequent fire risks. Ideal for use in over 50 countries, including England, Scotland, Ireland, and also in international cities like Dubai and Hong Kong..
  4. Portable power bank - Portable power banks are invaluable batteries for travel, especially in unfamiliar locations. Advanced charging technologies offer fast and efficient power delivery to mobile phones, tablets and headphones via USB ports..
  5. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  6. Universal travel power adapter - The universal travel power adapter is a versatile single solution for power on the go, compatible in over 150+ countries worldwide. A single unit compact design makes it a travel essential which easily fits into any travel bag..
  7. Universal multi-device USB wall charger - A universal multi-device USB wall charger features USB PD and standard ports for fast charging simultaneous. These includes interchangeable international plug adapters making it ideal for travel and certified for safety to protect against current and heat.
  8. Travel power strip - Combining surge protection, AC outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters, the travel power strip is a comprehensive power solution for global travellers..
  9. Power adapter set - A plug adapter set is a future-proof travel essential, containing various adapters to fit diverse power outlets around the world to ensure compatibility in a wide range of countries..
  10. Step down power converter - Step-down power converters are engineered to safely convert higher voltages of 220V / 240V to 110V / 120V, allowing the use of appliances designed for lower voltage systems to be used in countries with higher voltage power outlets..
  11. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  12. 10,000mAh portable charger - A portable charging device with a 10,000mAh capacity, commonly used for extending the battery life of mobile phones and other small electronics..
  13. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable hair dryers ideal for travel are lightweight and cordless for mobility, have low-heat settings for hair health, and a fast-charging battery for time efficiency. Additional LED indicators can help monitor battery life..
  14. Rechargeable cordless flat iron - Modern rechargeable cordless flat irons use advanced battery technology for consistent temperature control. Suitable for airline safe travel with universal voltage and USB charging capabilities..
  15. 20,000mAh portable charger - A high-capacity charging device featuring 20,000mAh energy storage, capable of multiple charge cycles for mobile phones and some tablets. Suitable for extended periods away from power sources..
  16. USB-C PD power bank - A USB-C PD power bank utilises Power Delivery technology to facilitate high-speed charging, particularly for laptops requiring substantial power. A high wattage power bank ensures fast and efficient energy transfer, supporting USB-C enabled devices..
  17. Solar backpack - Incorporating large solar panel with USB outputs, solar backpacks are ideal as a reliable secondary source of energy for device charging in remote travel locations where electrical outlets are unavailable or unreliable..
  18. Solar power bank - Solar power banks integrate photovoltaic cells to offer a self-sustaining charging option, ideal when a backup power source is required for locations where electrical outlets are unreliable, scarce or unknown..
  19. Heavy duty power converter - Heavy-duty power converters robust voltage transformation capabilities for designed for high-wattage devices, making them best suited for appliances like kettles and hair dryers that consume a significant amounts of power..
  20. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -