How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Bermuda

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Bermuda power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad using a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

Bermuda power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPad when they're staying abroad.When visiting Bermuda these instructions show how to power the iPad using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets are used by a majority of Bermudians. If your iPad does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Bermuda from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Bermuda

Can the iPad be used in Bermuda?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Bermuda by using the correct power convertor.

Bermuda

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Bermuda?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - 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 foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda using type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Bermuda?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Bermuda power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using a Bermuda power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Bermuda power outlet

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Bermuda power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad using a Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bermuda power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by 2 slots where the blades go with a hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Bermuda
  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, costs around $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, costing 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 around $10.
  8. 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.