Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to The Bahamas

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bahamas power outlet and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

If you are planning to travel it's useful to know if you can use any important electrical devices such as mobile phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPhone 4S. Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 4S when travelling to The Bahamas using the Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bahamians will use the Type B power outlets. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country 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 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (usually indicated by 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 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPhone 4S in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Bahamas power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Bahamas?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel charger for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Bahamians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. 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 phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Bahamas we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Bahamas 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Bahamas using 3 pin type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bahamas power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4S from a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bahamas power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bahamas power outlet using a 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S from a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - Wikipedia.org web page about The Bahamas
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters