How to charge your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 4S with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and powering the iPhone 4S using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S when you are staying abroad.When staying in The British Virgin Islands these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 4S using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions. If your iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPhone 4S is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) 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 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 4S in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 4S in The British Virgin Islands.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The British Virgin Islands or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] 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 British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4S in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to charge the iPhone 4S with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 4S using a British Virgin Islands 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 when you first purchase your iPhone 4S.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - British Virgin Islands 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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