Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Mauritius

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Mauritian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a Type C power adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are visiting Mauritius.The following step by step guide will show you how to charge your iPhone 4S when you're visiting Mauritius by using their Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Mauritians will use Type G plug outlets. When you are visiting Mauritius from another country please check that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Port Louis or Beau Bassin-Rose Hill we also recommend referring to the Mauritius Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Mauritius

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Mauritius?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Mauritian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Mauritius?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Mauritius is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Mauritians use (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Mauritius or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mauritius using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Mauritius?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4S from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S 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 4S from a Mauritian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Mauritian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius Wikipedia web page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters