Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Bermuda

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bermuda power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A power charger and how to power the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B power adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus . This step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when going to Bermuda by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Bermudians normally use the Type B wall outlets. If the iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Bermuda from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPhone 6 Plus is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a Bermuda city such as St. George's refer to the Bermuda Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Bermuda

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Bermuda?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bermuda?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 6 Plus the best international travel charger for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Bermudans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry 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 or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Bermuda we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully 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 any country 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 useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Bermuda using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Bermuda?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 Plus using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bermuda power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 6 Plus using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 Plus screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Bermuda power outlet

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, priced at 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 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 price 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.