Charging the iPad Mini when visiting The Cayman Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini using a Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPad Mini when they're going to The Cayman Islands.When visiting The Cayman Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Caymanians will typically use Type B wall outlets. If the iPad Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like George Town we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about The Cayman Islands [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Caymanians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters on your Cayman Islands trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Cayman Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad Mini with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini from the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power adapter to charge your iPad Mini from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from 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 entry about The Cayman Islands
  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