Charging your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4 . This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 4 when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands using their standard B or A type Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power is different depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 4 does not power up or charges 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 electrical 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 you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPhone 4 be used in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 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 4 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 4 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]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4 in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need 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 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your iPhone 4 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll 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 4 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page
  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, priced 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, priced at £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, priced £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.