Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Malta

How to connect a Maltese power outlet to the iPhone 6

Maltese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Malta the following instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Malta from another region please check the iPhone 6 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPhone 6 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Malta

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Malta?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Malta?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wishing 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Malta.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Malta.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Malta?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Maltese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 using the Maltese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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