Charging your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 3G using a 3 pin Type B power plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3G when you're travelling to The US Virgin Islands using the B or A type Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 3G charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPhone 3G be used in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in The US Virgin Islands (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to The US Virgin Islands we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3G in The US Virgin Islands?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPhone 3G with a Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G using the 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] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 3G from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3G using the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3G by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it 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 earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The US Virgin Islands
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, 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, estimated price around £5.
  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, priced at £10-£15.