How to charge the iPad Air in The Bahamas

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Bahamas power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPad Air using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air . This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Air abroad.If you are staying in The Bahamas these instructions show how to power your iPad Air by using the B or A type Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Bahamians normally use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If the iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Bahamas from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay in a place like Nassau or Freetown please read the wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Bahamas

Can the iPad Air be used in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in The Bahamas.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The Bahamas?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air the best international travel charger for The Bahamas is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians 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.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to The Bahamas we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

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 Air, but for visitors 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Bahamas and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Bahamas using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Bahamas power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Bahamas power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Bahamas power outlet

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air using the Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas
  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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  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, under C$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, priced under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.