Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Barbados

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter and powering the iPhone 6 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Barbadian power outlet

If organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any important devices when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is used in Barbados you could pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Barbados these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 6 by using their standard types B or A 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type B wall outlets are used by a majority of Bajans. If your iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Barbados from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a place like Bridgetown or Speightstown we recommend reading the Barbados country wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Barbados

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Barbados?

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Barbadian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Barbados?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Barbados is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Bajans use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall 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 only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbados.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Barbados.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Barbados?

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter to power your iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Barbadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 using a Barbadian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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 Barbadian 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.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados - Barbados country 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced around $10.
  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, costing around $5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, between $20 to $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.