Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Barbuda

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Barbudan power outlet and charging the iPhone using a three pin Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPhone when you are in Barbuda using their standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Barbuda from a different country please make sure your iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Barbuda

Can the iPhone be used in Barbuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Barbudan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Barbuda?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Barbudan power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone from a Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Barbudan power outlet

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from a Barbudan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPhone).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Wikipedia.org web page about Barbuda
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  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 £3-£4.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £15-£20.