Charging the iPhone when staying in Antigua

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A power charger to charge the iPhone from an Antiguan power outlet and charging the iPhone using a three pin Type B power plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the iPhone when they're staying abroad.When you are going to travel to Antigua these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone by using the Type B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type B power outlets are typically used by most Antiguans. Most power sources vary regionally so please read our WikiConnections world power connections guide for a complete list of destinations. When you are travelling to Antigua from another country check the iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it.

This page details the iPhone 1st 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 are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Antigua

Can you use the iPhone in Antigua?

You can connect the iPhone to an Antiguan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPhone the best international travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Antigua (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPhone at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Antigua using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone in Antigua?

Powering the iPhone with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter to power your iPhone with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone from an Antiguan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone from an Antiguan power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone using an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Antigua
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 GBP / under C$5).
  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 around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).