How to charge the iPhone when planning a trip to Anguilla

Instructions on how to charge the iPhone from an Anguillan power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

Anguillan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone in Anguilla. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you exactly how to supply power to your iPhone in Anguilla by using a 110 volt 60Hz A Type Anguillan wall outlet, the Anguillans will use NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for power outlets. If your iPhone charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Anguilla from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes 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 power transformer to ensure proper use.

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 Anguilla

Can you use the iPhone in Anguilla?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to an Anguillan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Anguilla?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone the best international travel charger for Anguilla is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Anguillan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however 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 necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Anguilla.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Anguilla?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your iPhone from an Anguillan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone using an Anguillan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Anguillan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Anguilla 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, costing around $5 USD (£1-£2 GBP / C$15-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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).