How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Gibraltar

Instructions showing how to power your iPhone 5S with a Gibraltar power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a Type C USB adapter.

Gibraltar power outlet

When planning to travel to Gibraltar it's useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Gibraltar you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 5S in Gibraltar. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Gibraltar by using their Type G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Llanitos. When you are travelling to Gibraltar from another country please make sure your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 5S came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Gibraltar

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Gibraltar?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Gibraltar by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Gibraltar?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Gibraltar is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Gibraltar (types G and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 5S, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Gibraltar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Gibraltar?

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Gibraltar power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5S 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 the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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 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
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters