Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Bermuda

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone with a Bermuda power outlet and charging the iPhone using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

If packing for a trip to Bermuda it is useful to know if you can use your indispensable devices when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Bermuda you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone . When you are visiting Bermuda this page has instructions showing you charging the iPhone using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bermudians will use the Type B plug outlets. If your iPhone does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Bermuda from another country 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, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional 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 are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Bermuda

Can you use the iPhone in Bermuda?

You can use the iPhone in Bermuda.

Bermuda

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Bermuda?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone the best international travel charger for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

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. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 iPhone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Bermuda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Bermuda?

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

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A power adapter to power the iPhone from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To power your iPhone using the Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your iPhone with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda country wikipedia page
  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 $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, 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, 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 around $15.