Charging your iPhone from a power outlet in The Bahamas

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone with a Bahamas power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A power charger and how to charge the iPhone using a Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone in The Bahamas. If you are visiting The Bahamas the following useful instructions show powering the iPhone using the B or A type Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bahamians will normally use Type B plugs in their power outlets. If your iPhone does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPhone in The Bahamas?

You can connect the iPhone to a Bahamas power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone then the best international travel adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 iPhone, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in The Bahamas?

Charging the iPhone from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone with a Bahamas power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone with a Bahamas power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone using the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced 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, priced at 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.