Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5S when you are abroad.If visiting The British Virgin Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone 5S by using their standard B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 5S is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5S in The British Virgin Islands?

You can use the iPhone 5S in The British Virgin Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5S then the best travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that British Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your British Virgin Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to The British Virgin Islands we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The British Virgin Islands 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The British Virgin Islands?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 5S using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power the iPhone 5S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - British Virgin Islands country 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