How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Bermuda

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Bermuda power outlet

When planning a vacation to Bermuda it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you're there. But, without knowing which plug socket to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Differing voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when you're in going to Bermuda.This page contains step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Bermuda by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Bermudans. If the iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Bermuda from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Bermuda

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Bermuda?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Bermuda.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Bermuda?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Bermuda (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Bermuda trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Bermuda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Bermuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet

A guide on how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Bermuda power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two thin slots with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry 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 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 C$10-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 at 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, priced under C$20.