Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Bermuda

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Bermuda power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.These instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 when travelling to Bermuda using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Bermudians use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If your iPad Mini 4 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. Typically devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Bermuda

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Bermuda?

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

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bermuda 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Bermuda?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Bermuda power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable with the iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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 around £1.
  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, estimated price £15-£20.
  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, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.