Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A guide on how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5C when you're in travelling to The US Virgin Islands.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5C in The US Virgin Islands by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power supplies are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The US Virgin Islands from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The US Virgin Islands?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in The US Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in The US Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting The US Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 5C in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 5C with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C using the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPhone 5C by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to power your iPhone 5C with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 5C using the Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 5C.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The US Virgin Islands
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $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 price 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, costs between $15 to $20.