How to charge the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Malta

How to connect a Maltese power outlet to the iPhone 5

Maltese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 5 when they are going to Malta.When visiting Malta these instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Malta from another country please double check your iPhone 5 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Malta

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Malta?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Malta by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Malta?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 iPhone 5, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Malta.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Maltese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPhone 5 with a Maltese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5 using a Maltese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Maltese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Maltese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maltese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, estimated cost £30-£35.
  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, priced under £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.