Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Bermuda

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Bermuda power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad 4 when they are visiting Bermuda.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPad 4 in Bermuda using their types B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Bermudans typically use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover most power supplies are different regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Bermuda from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Bermuda

Can you use the iPad 4 in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Bermuda power outlet.

Bermuda

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Bermuda?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 the best travel adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Bermuda (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bermuda 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 America visiting Bermuda.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Bermuda?

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from the Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Bermuda power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page 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, priced at 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, 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 $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, costing between $15 to $20.