How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The Bahamas

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Bahamas power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPhone 6 when going to The Bahamas.If you are visiting The Bahamas this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 using their Type B or A Bahamas 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B power outlets are used by most Bahamians. If the iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The Bahamas from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Bahamas

Can you use the iPhone 6 in The Bahamas?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in The Bahamas by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Bahamas?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 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 [8]. 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 iPhone 6 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 [8] 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, 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.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in The Bahamas?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 6 from a Bahamas power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 from a Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPhone 6.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - Wikipedia web page about The Bahamas
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters