How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

A guide on how to power the iPhone with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone using a Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone in The British Virgin Islands. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone when you are in The British Virgin Islands by using the B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPhone be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect the iPhone to a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that British Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully 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 is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in The British Virgin Islands?

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

Using a 30 pin cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs around $5.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $5 to $10.
  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 $15 to $20.