How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Morocco

A guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Moroccan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Moroccan power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Morocco it's helpful to know if you can charge any electronics that you'll be bringing with you. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Morocco you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. When travelling to Morocco this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 5S using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E power outlets are used by most Moroccans. When you are visiting Morocco from a different country check your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Morocco

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Morocco?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Morocco.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Morocco?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Morocco to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Morocco 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Morocco?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using a Moroccan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Moroccan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Moroccan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - wikipedia.org page about Morocco
  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. 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