Charging any mobile phone when staying in The Cayman Islands

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type A power adapter and how to charge any mobile phone using a Type B power charger.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are planning a vacation to The Cayman Islands the following instructions show how to charge the mobile phone using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Caymanians use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If the mobile phone charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Cayman Islands from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The Cayman Islands

Can you use any mobile phone in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your mobile phone the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Caymanians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cayman Islands 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in The Cayman Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your mobile phone from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type B power outlet [5]) can be recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone 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 - Cayman Islands page on Wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  3. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters