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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Virgin Islands power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

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. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when they're staying abroad.When staying in The US Virgin Islands the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPhone 3GS by using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will find power supplies differ depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 3GS doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in The US Virgin Islands?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in The US Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPhone 3GS the best international travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 3GS in The US Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Virgin Islands power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To power your iPhone 3GS using the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. To charge your iPhone 3GS 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 normally supplied with your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 £1-£2.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing 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, costs £15-£20.
  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.