Charging the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4 in The British Virgin Islands. When you're planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using their types B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a British Virgin Islands city like Road Town refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about The British Virgin Islands [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in The British Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable option 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The British Virgin Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost around £1.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.