Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 4S when staying in The US Virgin Islands.This page has step by step instructions which shows how to charge your iPhone 4S when staying in The US Virgin Islands by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power changes depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The US Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Virgin Islands place such as Charlotte Amalie we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about The US Virgin Islands [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The US Virgin Islands

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

You can use the iPhone 4S in The US Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The US 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4S in The US Virgin Islands?

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Virgin Islands power outlet

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your iPhone 4S with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Virgin_Islands - Wikipedia.org web page about The US Virgin Islands
  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