Charging the iPhone 6 when visiting Morocco

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Moroccan power outlet and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type E power charger.

Moroccan power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your essential electronics like cell phones and laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which plug socket is being used in Morocco you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive which could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Morocco. The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your iPhone 6 when you are in Morocco using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E plug outlets will be typically used by most Moroccans. When you are travelling to Morocco from another country please double check your iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Morocco

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Moroccan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Morocco?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 6 the best international travel power adapter for Morocco is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Moroccans use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Moroccan trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest 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 tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Morocco using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Morocco?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Moroccan power outlet

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

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the mains USB adapter 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Moroccan power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPhone 6 with a Moroccan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 from the Moroccan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Morocco country Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $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, costs between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costing around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.