Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to The Cayman Islands

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

If you are planning to travel it is useful to know if you can power your indispensable gadgets like mobile phones or cameras when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad Air 2. Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to The Cayman Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Air 2 by using their standard B or A type Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Caymanians. If your iPad Air 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay in a place such as George Town or West Bay we also suggest reading the The Cayman Islands page on Wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Cayman Islands

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in The Cayman Islands?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Cayman Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Cayman Islands?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Caymanians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cayman Islands we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cayman Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Cayman Islands?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. The power outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Cayman Islands 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 the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - The Cayman Islands page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad 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, estimated price C$15-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 price C$130-C$140.
  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, 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, under C$20.