How to charge your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power adapter and powering the iPhone 6 Plus using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in The US Virgin Islands. These guidelines were written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 6 Plus when abroad.When travelling to The US Virgin Islands this page has useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using their Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter 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 US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in The US Virgin Islands?

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

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in The US Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to The US Virgin Islands. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. 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 US 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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The US Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in The US Virgin Islands?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the 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 this cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia 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 - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated cost 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, 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 under $15.