Charging the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Morocco

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Moroccan power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pinned Type E power charger.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 4S when visiting abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPhone 4S when staying in Morocco using the standard E or C type Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E wall outlets are used by a majority of Moroccans. When travelling to Morocco from a different country ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Morocco

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Morocco?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Moroccan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Morocco and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Morocco using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Morocco?

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Moroccan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Morocco country wikipedia 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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