How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Malta

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

Maltese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 5S when they're going to Malta.When staying in Malta these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 5S by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Maltese using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are travelling to Malta 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 Malta

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Malta?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Malta?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Malta is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Malta.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Malta.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Malta?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Maltese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Maltese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta - Malta country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters