Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Bermuda

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Bermuda power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type B USB plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when staying abroad.When you are travelling to Bermuda these instructions show powering the iPad Mini by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type B plug outlets are typically used by most Bermudians. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Bermuda from a different country then 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 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional 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 Bermuda

Can the iPad Mini be used in Bermuda?

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

Bermuda

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Bermuda?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini then the best travel power adapter for Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Bermudians use (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bermuda and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Bermuda using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Bermuda?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Bermuda power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Bermuda power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Bermuda power outlet

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 around $10.
  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, around $15.
  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, priced around $15.