How to charge any mobile phone when planning a trip to Malta

A guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Maltese power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

Maltese power outlet

When organizing a vacation it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any common devices when you arrive. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced charger when you're there. Different voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the mobile phone when they are travelling abroad.This page contains instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when travelling to Malta using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Maltese power outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Malta from another country please double check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Malta

Can the mobile phone be used in Malta?

You can use any mobile phone in Malta by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Malta?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 North America visiting Malta using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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. [5] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Maltese power outlet

A guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Maltese power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge any mobile phone using the Maltese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Maltese power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [2], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Maltese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malta country Wiki page
  2. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).