How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Barbuda

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Barbudan power outlet and recharging any mobile phone using a Type B USB adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when visiting Barbuda by using the B or A type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources will vary from region to region so please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Barbuda from a different country double check the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend to visit a Barbudan destination like St. John's or All Saints refer to the Barbuda Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Barbuda

Can the mobile phone be used in Barbuda?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Barbudan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Barbuda?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Barbudans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Barbuda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Barbuda?

Powering any mobile phone with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your mobile phone using a Barbudan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Barbudan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Barbudan power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the mobile phone from the Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [5]) is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbuda Wikipedia page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  3. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, estimated price £5-£10.
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £15.