How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Mauritius

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5C with a Mauritian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5C when travelling to Mauritius by using the G or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Mauritians. If travelling to Mauritius from another country please double check your iPhone 5C can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a Mauritian destination like Port Louis refer to the Mauritian Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Mauritius

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Mauritius?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Mauritius by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Mauritius?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Mauritius. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however 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 travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Mauritius using 3 pin type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Mauritius?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPhone 5C with a Mauritian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5C 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 should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Mauritian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Mauritian power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5C from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge. [AD]
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Mauritian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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.
  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.
  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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.