Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Mauritius

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3G from a Mauritian power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type C USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Differing voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. If visiting Mauritius this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 3G by using their standard Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Mauritians. When you are travelling to Mauritius from another country ensure that your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Mauritius

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Mauritius?

You can use the iPhone 3G in Mauritius by using a power adaptor.

Mauritius

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Mauritius?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G the best international travel adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different types of power outlets (types G and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 3G supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Mauritius?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 3G from a Mauritian power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from 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 3G from a Mauritian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Mauritian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3G from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mauritius Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.