How to charge the iPhone 5S in The Bahamas

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bahamas power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5S using a Type B power charger.

Bahamas power outlet

If you are planning a trip to The Bahamas it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital gadgets when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S abroad.When going to The Bahamas these useful instructions show charging your iPhone 5S using their standard Type B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Bahamians use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the iPhone 5S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting The Bahamas from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Bahamas

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Bahamas?

You can connect the iPhone 5S to a Bahamas power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in The Bahamas?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bahamians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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 via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Bahamas and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in The Bahamas?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Bahamas power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5S with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5S from the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S 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 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 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
  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