Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Malta

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Maltese power outlet.

Maltese power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 3 . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when you are abroad.If staying in Malta this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPad 3 using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Malta from another country ensure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Malta

Can you use the iPad 3 in Malta?

You can use the iPad 3 in Malta by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Malta?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Malta to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest 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 different countries.

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 3, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Malta.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Malta. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Maltese power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 from a Maltese power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Maltese power outlet you'll need to buy 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 3).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Maltese power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Maltese 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, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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, costs C$15-C$20.