Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Malta

How to connect a Maltese power outlet to the iPad 4

Maltese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Malta.If planning a trip to Malta these instructions show powering the iPad 4 by using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If visiting Malta from a different country please check that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Malta

Can you use the iPad 4 in Malta?

You can use the iPad 4 in Malta.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Malta?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Malta is a multiple USB adapter 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 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with 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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Malta using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maltese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Maltese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a Maltese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 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, priced between $10 to $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, around $15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.