Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting Barbuda

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbudan power outlet with a Lightning connector with a two pinned Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB plug.

Barbudan power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when you're in Barbuda using the types B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Barbuda from a different country please double check the iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a destination such as St. John's we recommend referring to the Wikipedia entry about Barbuda [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbuda

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Barbudan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbuda?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Barbudan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbudan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbudan power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbudan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Wikipedia entry about Barbuda
  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 around £10.
  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, estimated cost £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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £15.