Charging the iPhone 3G when visiting Mauritania

How to connect a Mauritanian power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Mauritanian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 3G in Mauritania. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3G abroad.When visiting Mauritania these instructions show how to power the iPhone 3G using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for power outlets. When travelling to Mauritania from another country check the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that 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 have installed Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Mauritania

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Mauritania?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Mauritanian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Mauritania?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G then the best international travel charger for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

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 Mauritanian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Mauritania?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using a Mauritanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 3G.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Turn on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Mauritanian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Mauritania
  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.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.