How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Mauritius

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Mauritian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type G USB charger and recharging the iPhone 6 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you are visiting Mauritius.The following step by step guide will show you how to charge your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Mauritius by using their Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Mauritians will use Type G plug outlets. When you are visiting Mauritius from another country please make sure that your iPhone 6 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Port Louis or Beau Bassin-Rose Hill we also recommend referring to the Mauritius Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Mauritius

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Mauritius?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Mauritius by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Mauritius?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best travel adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mauritius and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Mauritius.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Mauritian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Mauritian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 6 using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Mauritian power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Mauritian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated price under $15.
  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, around $5.
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.