How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Gibraltar

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gibraltar power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Gibraltar power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Gibraltar it is useful to know in advance if you can power your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which power supply is used in Gibraltar you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.When you're staying in Gibraltar this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using their types G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Llanitos. When visiting Gibraltar from another country please make sure your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Gibraltar

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Gibraltar by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Gibraltar?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Gibraltar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Llanitos use (types G and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Gibraltar trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully 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 any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Gibraltar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Gibraltar?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Gibraltar power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone 6 Plus from the Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is normally included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Gibraltar power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gibraltar power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Gibraltar
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costing 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, estimated cost 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 C$15-C$20.