Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Gibraltar

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type C power charger.

Gibraltar power outlet

When packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can use your indispensable gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are abroad.When you are visiting Gibraltar these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Llanitos will normally use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Gibraltar from a different country please double check the iPhone 4S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your 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 iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Gibraltar

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Gibraltar?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Gibraltar by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Gibraltar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel adapter for Gibraltar is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Gibraltarians use (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wanting 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 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 both Gibraltar and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Gibraltar.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Gibraltar.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Gibraltar?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar - Wikipedia entry about Gibraltar
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters