Bermuda power adapters - what plugs are used in Bermuda?

Bermuda power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Bermuda all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use in a Bermuda power outlet. If you're unclear about what voltage your device uses then read the section below about how to find out the voltage of your device first.

  • If your device is 120 volts or is dual voltage and your plug can fit in a Bermuda power outlet then you can use it in Bermuda without needing a plug adapter.
  • If your device can run on 120 volts or is dual voltage but your plug won't fit in a Bermuda power outlet then you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Bermuda such a Type B plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Bermuda (or power adapter) changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Bermuda, but isn't designed to change the voltage from 120 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device can't use 120 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Bermuda to convert the voltage from 120 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Bermuda if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type B plug adapter.
  • If you only need to power one or more USB devices such as tablets or mobile phones then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it will work with any voltage, but make sure that you choose to bring a USB travel adapter which includes a Type B plug adapter otherwise you will still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Bermuda.

Warning: If your device won't handle 120 volts you run the potential risk of blowing a fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before using your device in Bermuda please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know if you can use all your gadgets such as mobiles or tablets that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Bermuda you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various combinations of standards and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Bermuda. This page has links to step by step instructions showing you how to power your devices when you're travelling to Bermuda by using the Type B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Bermudans. Power adapters will vary regionally therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power adapters guide for a complete list of destinations. We suggest reading the Bermuda Wikipedia page [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

Bermuda power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Bermuda?

This depends on the shape of plug you wish to use and the country you are travelling from. An American plug does not require a plug adapter as it already fits into a Bermuda power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for Bermuda?

The best power adapter for Bermuda will be a Type B power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 120 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Bermuda?

Bermuda power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Bermuda?

There are two types of power supply used in Bermuda, types B and A with the primary power outlets being type B:

  • Plug Type A - The wall socket (also known as the type A power outlet) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  • Plug Type B - The plug supply, technically known as a type B power outlet, can be identified by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
What plug sockets are used in Bermuda?

What is the voltage in Bermuda?

The residential voltage used in Bermuda is 120 volts.

Is a plug socket in Bermuda the same as the US?

A US plug will fit into outlets in Bermuda, both the voltage range and frequency are the identical to America.

Is the voltage in Bermuda the same as in the US?

The voltage in Bermuda is 120V, the same as the US.

What frequency is used in Bermuda?

The frequency found in a Bermuda power outlet is 60Hz.

Bermuda USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Bermuda?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just one device then 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 [5]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Bermuda (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of device is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Bermuda trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Bermuda?

Why use a travel USB charger for Bermuda?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you should only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. It helps reduce the weight of your baggage by only needing to pack a single USB wall charger instead of bringing multiple individual power chargers along.
  • Travel USB power chargers include interchangeable plug heads for various power outlet types. This is suitable if visiting different countries across North America which will probably use different standards to Bermuda.
  • Good travel power chargers are rugged, lightweight and compact; ideal for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be hard to replace in Bermuda.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 120 volts used in Bermuda power outlets and different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Bermuda only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the ability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a good travel charger allows for unexpected surges and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded smartphone or tablet in Bermuda could prove inconvenient and costly.
  • More expensive USB chargers will also incorporate power outlet strips to allow you to use low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our guide on using travel appliances with a Bermuda power outlet for advice on the most suitable power adapter for a high wattage devices in a Bermuda power outlet.
  • Some tablets and mobile phones could pull more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase any of your devices need additional power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be useful by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every day using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Bermuda?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors 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 necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 visiting Bermuda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda.

Power converters for Bermuda

What is the difference between a plug adapter and a power converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a plug adapter and a power converter?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet found in Bermuda, but a heavy and bulkier power converter [7] converts a 120 volt Bermuda power outlet to work with a non-120 volt appliance.

Do I need a power converter for Bermuda?

If visiting Bermuda from a different country please ensure your device can accept a 120 volt supply.

  • If your device slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Bermuda from another country check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to ensure safe and proper use when powering devices.
  • When supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Bermuda from a higher 230 volt country you will need to use a bulkier Step Up Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 230 volts to 120 volts.

Read the WikiConnections world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

What voltage is my device?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my device?

The best way to see if a device is dual voltage is to check for either a sticker or numbers printed on the charger or on the device itself, normally on the rear or near to where the power cord sits. The location might depend on the make or model of your appliance, it could also be written in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices might also have a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Bermuda power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Bermuda power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Bermuda power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that work with the Bermuda power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that work with the Bermuda power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Bermuda power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Bermuda power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Bermuda power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - Bermuda country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451325551&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=HWUDRS5BKFQ75ACA - Step Up Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.