Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Malta

How to connect a Maltese power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Maltese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPad Mini 2 when visiting abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when staying in Malta using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Maltese plug outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Malta from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a place like Birkirkara or Mosta we recommend reading the Malta country wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Malta

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Malta?

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

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Malta?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power adapter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Malta?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Maltese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the Maltese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Maltese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malta 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, C$15-C$20.
  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, C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.