How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in The Cayman Islands

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 with a Cayman Islands power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad 3 in The Cayman Islands. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to charge the iPad 3 when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Caymanians. If the iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at a Cayman Islands place like George Town or West Bay we suggest referring to the The Cayman Islands country page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPad 3 be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Cayman Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different types of plug sockets (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 handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Cayman Islands trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives practically 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 3 from a Cayman Islands power outlet using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 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 country page on wikipedia.org
  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
  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