Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Mauritania

How to connect a Mauritanian power outlet to the iPhone 5S

Mauritanian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Mauritania.If planning a trip to Mauritania these instructions show powering the iPhone 5S by using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Mauritanians using Europlugs for power outlets. If visiting Mauritania from a different country please check that your iPhone 5S can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Mauritania

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Mauritania?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Mauritania.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Mauritania?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Mauritania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Mauritanian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Mauritania we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritania

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mauritania 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Mauritania.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Mauritania.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Mauritania?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Mauritanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from a Mauritanian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Mauritanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Mauritanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritania - Wikipedia page 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 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters