How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in The Cayman Islands. If you are staying in The Cayman Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using their standard types B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Caymanians. If your iPad Mini 2 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Cayman Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally 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, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Cayman Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best travel power adapter for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Caymanians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 via USB, but 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel 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 converter 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 type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Cayman Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 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 should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - The Cayman Islands country entry 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, C$15-C$20.
  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, under C$140.
  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, priced at under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price C$15-C$20.