Charging the iPhone 6 Plus when visiting The Bahamas

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bahamas power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

If packing for a vacation to The Bahamas it's useful to know in advance if you can use all your electronics such as cell phones or laptop computers when you get to your hotel. Without knowing which power socket is used in The Bahamas you could end up either weighing your luggage down with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you arrive which could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus . This step by step guide will show how to power your iPhone 6 Plus when you're travelling to The Bahamas by using their Type B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will find most Bahamians use the Type B power outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Bahamas power outlet.

The Bahamas

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Bahamas?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus then the best travel adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help 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 iPhone 6 Plus 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 on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Bahamas?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus 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 cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bahamas power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  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 iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about The Bahamas
  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, priced at 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, costing 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, estimated cost 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, priced at C$15-C$20.