How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Bermuda

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type B power plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPhone 4 in Bermuda. This page is a guide showing you what you'll need to charge the iPhone 4 when staying in Bermuda using their Type B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Bermudians will typically use the Type B sockets in their power outlets. If your iPhone 4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Bermuda from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a Bermuda destination like St. George's refer to the Bermuda entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Bermuda

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Bermuda?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Bermuda power outlet.

Bermuda

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Bermuda?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets that Bermudans use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Bermuda. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 power charger for the iPhone 4 in Bermuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by 2 slots where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced 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, costs 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.