How to charge the iPhone 6 from a power outlet in Antigua

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 with an Antiguan power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Antiguan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 when Antigua.If you are going to travel to Antigua the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 using the standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Antiguans use Type B sockets in their power outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Antigua from another country please make sure your iPhone 6 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Antigua

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Antigua.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Antigua?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Antigua (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Antigua. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Antigua?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 from an Antiguan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan 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 one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from an Antiguan power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger to power your iPhone 6 from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 6 from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Antiguan 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 semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

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