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

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini 4 when going to The Cayman Islands.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Caymanians. If the iPad Mini 4 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPad Mini 4 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The Cayman Islands?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB 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 chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to The Cayman Islands. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 Mini 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Cayman Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using 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 cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 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 - Cayman Islands Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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