Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to The Bahamas

Instructions on how to recharge any mobile phone from a Bahamas power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger and charging any mobile phone using a Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your mobile phone . If travelling to The Bahamas this page has useful instructions showing charging the mobile phone by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Bahamians. You'll discover that power supplies differ depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the mobile phone charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The Bahamas from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your mobile phone is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The Bahamas

Can you use any mobile phone in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Bahamas power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in The Bahamas?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your mobile phone the best international travel adapter for The Bahamas is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with 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 packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in The Bahamas?

Powering any mobile phone with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone using the Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Bahamas power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone using a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades sit with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Bahamas Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. 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, estimated price around $5 USD (£1-£2 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. 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, priced at under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).