How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Gibraltar

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Gibraltar power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger and powering the iPad 2 using a two pin Type C USB charger.

Gibraltar power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent visitors worrying if they can charge their iPad 2 abroad.When you are visiting Gibraltar these instructions show how to power the iPad 2 using the standard types G or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are typically used by a majority of Llanitos. If travelling to Gibraltar from another region double check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your 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 intend to stay in a place like Gibraltar or Catalan please read the Gibraltar Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the area. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Gibraltar

Can you use the iPad 2 in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Gibraltar power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Gibraltar?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Gibraltar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Llanitos 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 Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Gibraltar trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Gibraltar we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gibraltar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Gibraltar using type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Gibraltar?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from the Gibraltar power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price C$15-C$20.