How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in Gibraltar

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Europlug Type C power charger.

Gibraltar power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 when you're travelling abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly how to charge the iPhone 6 when going to Gibraltar by using the standard types G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Gibraltarians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Gibraltar from another country please ensure that the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 6 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay in a Gibraltar destination like Gibraltar please read the Gibraltar Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Gibraltar

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Gibraltar?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Gibraltar power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Gibraltar?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets in Gibraltar (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Gibraltar or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 going to Gibraltar using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Gibraltar?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Gibraltar power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Gibraltar power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Gibraltar power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger to power your iPhone 6 from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from the Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 6 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Gibraltar power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar - Gibraltar Wikipedia page
  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