Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Bermuda

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Bermuda power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

When organizing a vacation to Bermuda it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any important gadgets that you are bringing with you. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you could end up either weighing your luggage down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the iPhone 5. Different voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5 when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your iPhone 5 when travelling to Bermuda by using their standard B or A type Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Bermudians normally use the Type B power outlets. If your iPhone 5 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Bermuda from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Bermuda

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Bermuda?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5 the best international travel charger for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Bermudians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Bermuda using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Bermuda?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 5 with a Bermuda power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Bermuda power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using a Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda Wikipedia page
  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, C$25-C$30.
  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, 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 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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.