How to charge the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Barbados

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Barbadian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 5S when they are visiting Barbados.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 5S in Barbados by using the B or A type 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Barbadians. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Barbados from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Barbados

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Barbados?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Barbados by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Barbados?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 5S the best travel power adapter for Barbados to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbadians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Barbados 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Barbados.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Barbados?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S using a Barbadian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5S using a Barbadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Barbadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados - Barbados Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters