How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Bermuda

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S when going abroad.If you're travelling to Bermuda the following instructions show powering your iPhone 5S using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Bermudans use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the iPhone 5S slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bermuda from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at a Bermuda destination like St. George's please read the Bermuda Wiki page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Bermuda

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Bermuda?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Bermuda power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bermuda?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Bermuda (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Bermuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using a Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - Bermuda Wiki page
  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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters