Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Gibraltar

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a two pin Type C USB charger.

Gibraltar power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Mini abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you how to charge your iPad Mini when travelling to Gibraltar using the Type G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets will be normally used by most Gibraltarians. When travelling to Gibraltar from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Gibraltar

Can you use the iPad Mini in Gibraltar?

You can use the iPad Mini in Gibraltar.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Gibraltar?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel charger for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Gibraltarians use (G and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Gibraltar trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Gibraltar?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Gibraltar power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad Mini).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar country entry on Wikipedia
  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, 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.