Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Bermuda

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPhone 4S using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

When organizing a holiday it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics such as cell phones or tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which wall socket is used in Bermuda you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you how to supply power to the iPhone 4S when you are in Bermuda using the standard B or A type Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Bermudians typically use Type B power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 4S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Bermuda from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Bermuda

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Bermuda?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Bermuda?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4S the best international travel charger for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Bermudians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Bermuda?

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your iPhone 4S with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - Bermuda Wikipedia web page
  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