Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in Malta

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Maltese power outlet.

Maltese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone when they are abroad.When you're visiting Malta this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are visiting Malta from another region please double check the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Malta

Can the iPhone be used in Malta?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Maltese power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Malta?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone then the best travel charger for Malta to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPhone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world 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 iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Malta using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Malta?

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone with a Maltese power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Maltese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malta Wiki page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).