How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Gibraltar

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Gibraltar power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when going to Gibraltar.When going to Gibraltar the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 using the standard types G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Llanitos normally use the Type G wall outlets. If travelling to Gibraltar from another country please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Gibraltar

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Gibraltar.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Gibraltar?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel charger for Gibraltar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Llanitos use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gibraltar 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Gibraltar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Gibraltar?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Gibraltar power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Gibraltar
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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 £15-£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, £10-£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, £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.