How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting The British Virgin Islands

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPhone 6 Plus when they are staying in The British Virgin Islands.This page contains instructions showing you what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 Plus when you're in The British Virgin Islands using their types B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the North America page for a full list of countries. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in The British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that British Virgin Islanders use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, 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 to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 Plus in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 Plus using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus situated at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands country Wiki 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, estimated price 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 cost 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, priced at between $15 to $20.