Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Mauritius

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Mauritian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pin Type C USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when they're staying abroad.When you're travelling to Mauritius the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S by using their standard Type G or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Mauritians will use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. Most power supplies will change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Mauritius from a different region ensure that your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Port Louis refer to the Mauritius entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Mauritius

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Mauritius?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Mauritian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Mauritius?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mauritians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mauritius and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Mauritius?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Mauritian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using the Mauritian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Mauritian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Mauritian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5S by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters