Charging the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to The Bahamas

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 5C using a Type B power charger.

Bahamas power outlet

Differing standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPhone 5C . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to supply power to the iPhone 5C when you're visiting The Bahamas using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Bahamians will use the Type B power outlets. If the iPhone 5C does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically 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 iPhone 5C is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The Bahamas?

You can use the iPhone 5C in The Bahamas by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Bahamas?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C then the best 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 types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good 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 charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Bahamas.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in The Bahamas?

Charging the iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Bahamas power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about The Bahamas
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, costing 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, costs under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).