How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 5 in The British Virgin Islands. When you're going to travel to The British Virgin Islands the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5 using their standard Type B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different region please 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, so check that the iPhone 5 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a British Virgin Islands destination like Road Town we also suggest referring to the British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5 in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in The British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The British Virgin Islands or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. 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 on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 adapters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in The British Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 5 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already supplied with the iPhone 5 by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  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, costing between $10 to $15.
  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, priced at around $15.
  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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.