How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Barbuda

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Barbudan power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power charger and powering the iPhone 5 using a Type B USB adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when Barbuda.When you're travelling to Barbuda this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPhone 5 using the standard types B or A 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Barbuda from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 5 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a place like St. John's please refer to the Barbudan Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Barbuda

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Barbuda?

You can connect the iPhone 5 to a Barbudan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Barbuda?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Barbudans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] 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 [8] 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 can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Barbudan power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPhone 5 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5 from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is recharging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5 from a Barbudan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from a Barbudan power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5 from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbudan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  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, estimated price £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, priced £4-£5.
  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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £15.