How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Barbuda

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4 from a Barbudan power outlet and recharging the iPhone 4 using a Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Barbuda these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using their standard types B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Barbuda from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a city such as St. John's or All Saints read the Barbuda Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Barbuda

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Barbuda?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4 in Barbuda by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Barbuda?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 then the best international travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Barbudans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Barbuda. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda 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 America visiting Barbuda using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Barbuda?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4 using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbuda Wikipedia web 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5.
  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 around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.