Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when planning a trip to Barbados

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Barbadian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B USB charger.

Barbadian power outlet

When packing for a trip to Barbados it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can power any common electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to the iPhone 6 Plus. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 6 Plus . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 Plus when staying abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbados using the types B or A 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets are typically used by most Barbadians. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Barbados from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Bridgetown read the Barbados Wikipedia page [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 Barbados

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbados?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbados by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Barbados to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Barbadians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Barbadian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Barbados using 3 pin type B 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 a more flexible 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Barbados. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Barbados?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbadian power outlet

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

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using the Barbadian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbadian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbadian power outlet

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using the Barbadian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Barbadian power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord 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 is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbados Wikipedia 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  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, costs under C$15.
  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, costs under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost C$15-C$20.