Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to Bermuda

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Bermuda power outlet and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type B USB plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 5C . The following simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when staying in Bermuda using the Type B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bermudians typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your iPhone 5C slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Bermuda from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as St. George's read the Bermuda Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Bermuda

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Bermuda power outlet.

Bermuda

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Bermuda trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world 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 5C, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bermuda 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 portable power adapter 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Bermuda?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Bermuda power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 5C).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Bermuda power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5C from the Bermuda power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  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, 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, costs 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, 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, under C$20.