How to charge the iPhone 4S when staying in Mauritania

How to connect a Mauritanian power outlet to the iPhone 4S

Mauritanian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 4S in Mauritania. This page has been written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 4S when going to Mauritania.When visiting Mauritania the following instructions show powering your iPhone 4S by using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Mauritanian wall outlet, with the Mauritanians using a Europlug for charging. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Mauritania from another country please ensure the iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4S came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Nouakchott or Kiffa please read the Wikipedia entry about Mauritania [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Mauritania

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Mauritania?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Mauritanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Mauritania?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 4S then the best international travel power adapter for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritania.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritania.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in Mauritania?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Mauritanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 4S from a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 4S from the Mauritanian 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 USB cable with your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, also called the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Mauritanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - Wikipedia entry about Mauritania
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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