Charging the iPhone 5S in Barbuda

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type B power adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5S when they're abroad.If you are going to Barbuda the following instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S using the standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power sockets vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Barbuda from a different country please ensure your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Barbuda

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Barbuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Barbudan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Barbuda?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5S in Barbuda?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to power the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 5S from a Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia web page about Barbuda
  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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters