Charging the iPad Mini when planning a trip to The Bahamas

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Bahamas power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger and charging the iPad Mini using a Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you're travelling abroad.When you are planning a holiday to The Bahamas this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini by using their standard B or A type Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Bahamians. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPad Mini in The Bahamas?

You can use the iPad Mini in The Bahamas by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in The Bahamas?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Bahamas is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Bahamians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Bahamas trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in The Bahamas?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Bahamas power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Bahamas power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Bahamas power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Bahamas page on Wikipedia
  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, around $5.
  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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  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, 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.