Charging the iPad 2 when staying in The Bahamas

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Bahamas power outlet and charging the iPad 2 using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 2 in The Bahamas. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when you're travelling to The Bahamas by using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Bahamians will use Type B plugs in their power outlets. If your iPad 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying in a city such as Nassau refer to the wikipedia web page about The Bahamas [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Bahamas?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Bahamas power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in The Bahamas?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Bahamas is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power 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 iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Bahamas 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  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 iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

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

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type B USB adapter to power your iPad 2 with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about The Bahamas
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  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 $5 to $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.