Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Bermuda

Instructions on how to recharge any mobile phone from a Bermuda power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge any mobile phone using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the mobile phone . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.When you're going to travel to Bermuda the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the mobile phone by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Bermudans will use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Bermuda from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a Bermuda city like St. George's or Hamilton we suggest reading the Bermuda entry on wikipedia [1] for more information.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Bermuda

Can the mobile phone be used in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Bermuda

What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Bermuda?

If you are travelling with more than your mobile phone then the best travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bermuda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [7]
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Bermuda?

Powering any mobile phone with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge any mobile phone from a Bermuda power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the mobile phone using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Bermuda power outlet

Instructions showing how to power any mobile phone from a Bermuda power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power your mobile phone from a Bermuda power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda entry on wikipedia
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. 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, priced between $10 to $15.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. 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 $10 to $15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.