How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Gibraltar

Instructions on how to power your iPad 3 from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type C power plug.

Gibraltar power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Gibraltar it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge any indispensable gadgets such as cell phones and laptops that you are bringing along with you. However without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger when you're there. Differing frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when Gibraltar.If you are visiting Gibraltar this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 3 using their standard types G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets will be typically used by most Llanitos. Most power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Gibraltar from a different region check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Gibraltar

Can you use the iPad 3 in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Gibraltar by using the correct power convertor.

Gibraltar

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Gibraltar?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Llanitos use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Gibraltar using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Gibraltar?

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

A page on how to power the iPad 3 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 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 3 from a Gibraltar power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad 3 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Gibraltar 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 cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall outlet (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar country Wiki 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, C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at C$10-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, priced C$15-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 under C$20.