Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Morocco

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone from a Moroccan power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone using a Type E USB plug.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPhone . This guide was written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone when staying abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone when you are travelling to Morocco using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Moroccans will use the Type E power outlets. If you are visiting Morocco from another region check that the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Casablanca read the Wikipedia entry about Morocco [1] for further details.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Morocco

Can you use the iPhone in Morocco?

You can use the iPhone in Morocco by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Morocco?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Moroccans use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Moroccan trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Morocco 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Morocco.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Morocco. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Morocco?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Moroccan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Moroccan power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to power the iPhone from a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPhone).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  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. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Morocco
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs C$10-C$15.
  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, priced at around C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around C$15.