How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to The Bahamas

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Bahamas power outlet and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your iPad Mini 4 when you're travelling to The Bahamas using their types B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Bahamians. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If your iPad Mini 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The Bahamas from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in The Bahamas.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Bahamas?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for The Bahamas to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Bahamians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Bahamas trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Bahamas?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 4 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 include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to five and a half hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Bahamas power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Bahamas power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from the Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral blades sit with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about The Bahamas
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 (around £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, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).