How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Mauritania

Using the Apple 30-pin cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPhone with a Mauritanian power outlet.

Mauritanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone . The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPhone when you're visiting Mauritania by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Mauritanian power outlet, the Mauritanians will use a Europlug for charging. If travelling to Mauritania from a different country make sure the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on taking a trip to a place like Nouakchott we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about Mauritania [1] for further information on the location.

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Charging the iPhone in Mauritania

Can the iPhone be used in Mauritania?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Mauritania by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Mauritania?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone then the best travel adapter for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Mauritania using type B 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 North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in Mauritania?

Charging the iPhone from a Mauritanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPhone from a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone using the Mauritanian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone from a Mauritanian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Mauritania
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, under £10.
  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 £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.