How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in The Bahamas

A page on how to power the iPad 4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPad 4 using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're in The Bahamas.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when travelling to The Bahamas using their B or A type Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Bahamians. If your iPad 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Bahamas from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPad 4 in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in The Bahamas by using the correct power convertor.

The Bahamas

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for The Bahamas is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to The Bahamas. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in The Bahamas?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power the iPad 4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPad 4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 from the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Bahamas Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  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, around $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, estimated price 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 $15 to $20.