Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Malta

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Maltese power outlet.

Maltese power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when staying abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when going to Malta using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Malta from a different country please check the iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Malta

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Malta?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Malta by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Malta?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Malta to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Malta?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Maltese power outlet using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Maltese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maltese country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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 under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).