How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in The British Virgin Islands

A page on how to power your iPhone 5C from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 5C abroad.When visiting The British Virgin Islands the following instructions show charging your iPhone 5C using their Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The British 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 your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying at a British Virgin Islands destination like Road Town please read the The British Virgin Islands country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPhone 5C be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 5C to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

The British Virgin Islands

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

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5C then the best international travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in The British Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The British Virgin Islands or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features 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 a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in The British Virgin Islands?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5C from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots where the blades slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 5C from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5C from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the British 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 takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The British Virgin Islands country 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, 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 $15 to $20.
  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, estimated price around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.