Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Malta

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Maltese power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

Maltese power outlet

When packing for a trip to Malta it can be helpful to know in advance if you can power your important electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad 2. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when visiting Malta using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Maltese power outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Malta from a different region please make sure your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Malta

Can you use the iPad 2 in Malta?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Maltese power outlet.

Malta

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Malta?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Malta is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Malta.
  • 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 and is a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Maltese power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPad 2 from a Maltese power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from a Maltese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malta 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, costs under C$5.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.