How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Gibraltar

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C power plug.

Gibraltar power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you're going abroad.When visiting Gibraltar the following instructions show powering your iPad Mini 2 using their G or C type 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Llanitos. When you are visiting Gibraltar from a different country check your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Gibraltar

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Gibraltar?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Gibraltar power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards 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 types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Gibraltar or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters 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 adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Gibraltar?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar country 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, priced at 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 price 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, priced under C$20.