How to charge the iPhone 6 when staying in The US Virgin Islands

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Virgin Islands power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone 6 using a Type B power plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 6 in The US Virgin Islands. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPhone 6 when they are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to The US Virgin Islands the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 using their Type B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If your iPhone 6 does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The US Virgin Islands

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

You can connect the iPhone 6 to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in The US Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets in The US Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The US 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 The US Virgin Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 in The US Virgin Islands?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Virgin Islands power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 from a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Virgin_Islands - Wikipedia entry about The US Virgin Islands
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.