How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The Bahamas

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB adapter.

Bahamas power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting The Bahamas by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Bahamians. You'll discover most power sockets vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your iPad Mini 2 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Bahamas from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on taking a trip to tourist destinations such as Nassau or Freeport we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Bahamas by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for The Bahamas is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bahamians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. 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 be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of 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 covering both The Bahamas and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Bahamas using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Bahamas power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, between $5 to $10 USD (under £2 GBP / under C$20).
  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, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).