Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Bermuda

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type B USB adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Bermuda it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge any common electrical devices when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used in Bermuda you could pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Differing frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad 3 when they are visiting Bermuda.This page has useful instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're travelling to Bermuda by using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Bermudans. If your iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bermuda from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying at a Bermuda city such as St. George's refer to the wikipedia page about Bermuda [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Bermuda

Can you use the iPad 3 in Bermuda?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Bermuda?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bermuda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Bermuda.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Bermuda?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include this cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia 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, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price 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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.