How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Gibraltar

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 4 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type C power plug.

Gibraltar power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 4 in Gibraltar. If you are travelling to Gibraltar the following instructions show charging your iPad 4 using their Type G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Llanitos. When you are travelling to Gibraltar from a different country check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Gibraltar

Can the iPad 4 be used in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Gibraltar.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Gibraltar?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Gibraltar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Gibraltar (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gibraltar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Gibraltar using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 just 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 Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Gibraltar?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

A page on how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 4 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Gibraltar power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar Wikipedia 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 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, estimated price 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, 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, C$15-C$20.