Charging your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 using a three pin Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when you're in staying in The British Virgin Islands.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're visiting The British Virgin Islands using their standard B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that 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 power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in The British Virgin Islands (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, 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 travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 The British Virgin Islands.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPhone 6 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB power cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 6 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPhone 6.
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web 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, 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, between $5 to $10.
  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, under $15.