How to charge an iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to The Bahamas

Using a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type A power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Bahamas power outlet and charging an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to The Bahamas it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any gadgets that you'll be bringing along with you. However, by not knowing which power socket is being used you could bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive which could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Air 2 when they are travelling abroad.When visiting The Bahamas these useful instructions show how to power the iPad Air 2 using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Bahamians. You will find power will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the North America page for a full list of countries. If your iPad Air 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Bahamas

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The Bahamas?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Bahamas by using the correct power convertor.

The Bahamas

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Bahamas?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Bahamians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to The Bahamas we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Bahamas.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Bahamas?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type B power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bahamas power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Bahamas Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, around $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.