How to charge the iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Morocco

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Moroccan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 3G using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Moroccan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 3G when going to Morocco.If you're visiting Morocco these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 3G using their standard types E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Moroccans normally use the Type E wall outlets. If travelling to Morocco from another country please make sure that your iPhone 3G can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3G originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Morocco

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Morocco?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Moroccan power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Morocco (E and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Morocco and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Morocco using 3 pin type B US 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Morocco. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3G in Morocco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Moroccan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 3G with a Moroccan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 3G from the Moroccan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Moroccan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Moroccan power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type E USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3G from the Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a single metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB 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 Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Morocco Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  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, costs between $5 to $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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs 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.