How to charge the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Malta

Learn how to power your iPhone 4S with a Maltese power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power adapter.

Maltese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S abroad.When you're visiting Malta this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Maltese wall outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When visiting Malta from another country check your iPhone 4S can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Malta

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Malta?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in Malta by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S 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 [6].

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 4S 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 [6] 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 [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, 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.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Malta?

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

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPhone 4S from a Maltese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using a Maltese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Maltese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta - Malta Wikipedia web 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters