Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to The Cayman Islands

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to power the iPad Air from a Cayman Islands power outlet and how to power the iPad Air using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad Air abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to charge the iPad Air when you are in The Cayman Islands using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Caymanians. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPad Air in The Cayman Islands?

You can use the iPad Air in The Cayman Islands by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best international travel adapter for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Cayman Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cayman Islands we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cayman Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cayman Islands.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in The Cayman Islands?

Charging the iPad Air from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to power the iPad Air from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air 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 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