Charging the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Barbuda

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 from a Barbudan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 using a Type B USB plug.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPhone 6 when they're travelling to Barbuda.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 6 when you're visiting Barbuda using the standard B or A type Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. If visiting Barbuda from a different country please check the iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a Barbudan city like St. John's or All Saints please read the wikipedia entry about Barbuda [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Barbuda

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Barbuda?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Barbuda.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Barbuda?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best travel charger for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Barbuda we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Barbuda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Barbuda.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Barbudan power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Barbudan power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPhone 6 from a Barbudan power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a 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 grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia entry 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 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