Charging the iPad 3 when visiting The Bahamas

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter to charge your iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the iPad 3 . This page was specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad 3 when they are travelling abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you exactly how to supply power to your iPad 3 when going to The Bahamas by using their types B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will find most Bahamians use the Type B power outlets. Power sources will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets list for a complete list of countries. If the iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The Bahamas from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Bahamas power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Bahamas?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Bahamians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Bahamas.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type A USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type B power adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bahamas wikipedia page
  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 £2.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  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 cost £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.