How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Learn how to power your iPad 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptops when you reach your destination. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Differing standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This page is a guide showing you what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when staying in The Cayman Islands by using their B or A type Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets will be typically used by most Caymanians. Most power sources change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If your iPad 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from a different country 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 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a Cayman Islands destination like George Town or West Bay refer to the The Cayman Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPad 4 be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Caymanians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Cayman Islands trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Cayman Islands using 3 pin 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in The Cayman Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power charger to charge the iPad 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. To power your iPad 4 from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades sit with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - The Cayman Islands Wikipedia page
  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 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
  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