How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in The Cayman Islands

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet and charging the iPad 2 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad 2 when going abroad.When visiting The Cayman Islands the following instructions show powering your iPad 2 using their Type B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Caymanians will typically use the Type B wall outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If your iPad 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on visiting a city such as George Town or West Bay refer to the Cayman Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPad 2 be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can use the iPad 2 in The Cayman Islands.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets in The Cayman Islands (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Cayman Islands. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Cayman Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this USB cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 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 - Cayman Islands Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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