Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Gibraltar

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Air with a Gibraltar power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging the iPad Air using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

Gibraltar power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to help assist travellers wanting to power their iPad Air when they're going abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air when you are travelling to Gibraltar using the standard G or C type Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Gibraltarians. If you are travelling to Gibraltar from a different country please double check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying somewhere such as Gibraltar or Waterport we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Gibraltar [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Gibraltar

Can the iPad Air be used in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Gibraltar power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Gibraltar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Gibraltar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Llanitos use (G and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Gibraltar we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gibraltar and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Gibraltar.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Gibraltar?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad Air from a Gibraltar power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Gibraltar
  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$10-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 cost 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, under C$20.