Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Bermuda

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 3GS with a Bermuda power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Bermuda power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 3GS . This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Bermuda using the Type B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Bermudans will typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. Power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. If the iPhone 3GS charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Bermuda from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Bermuda place such as St. George's we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Bermuda [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Bermuda

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Bermuda?

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS the best international travel charger for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Bermudians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, but for those 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 unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Bermuda using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Bermuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Bermuda?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power the iPhone 3GS with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS using a Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Bermuda power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Bermuda power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Bermuda
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, priced 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).