Charging the iPad from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad with a Cayman Islands power outlet and charging the iPad using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. When you are visiting The Cayman Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad by using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Caymanians. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different region 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 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPad in The Cayman Islands?

You can use the iPad in The Cayman Islands.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in The Cayman Islands?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad then the best travel power 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 standards of plug sockets in The Cayman Islands (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can 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 over. If your type of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cayman Islands we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, 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 power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cayman Islands using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in The Cayman Islands?

Powering the iPad with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad with a Cayman Islands power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 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 - wikipedia.org web page about The Cayman Islands
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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