How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to The US Virgin Islands

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to charge the iPhone using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. If you're planning a vacation to The US Virgin Islands this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPhone using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sockets differ from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If your iPhone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a Virgin Islands place such as Charlotte Amalie or Anna's Retreat we also suggest referring to the The US Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

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Charging the iPhone in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPhone in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in The US Virgin Islands.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPhone or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The US Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The US Virgin Islands using type B 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 the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet using a 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone).
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone using a Virgin Islands 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 this USB cable when you buy the iPhone).
  2. First plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB power charger 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The US Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 price under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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, under C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.