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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Barbudan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 4S when they're going abroad.When you are visiting Barbuda these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 4S by using the standard Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Barbuda from another region please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a destination like St. John's refer to the wikipedia.org page about Barbuda [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Barbuda

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Barbuda?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Barbudan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Barbudans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 compact option for travellers originating from North 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Barbuda?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4S with a Barbudan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into 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 Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Barbudan power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4S from a Barbudan power outlet by using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from the Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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 Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia.org page about Barbuda
  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