How to charge the iPhone from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Learn how to recharge the iPhone with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone using a Type B power charger.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your iPhone when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets are normally used by most Caymanians. Most power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPhone charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPhone is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPhone be used in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in The Cayman Islands.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPhone then the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in The Cayman Islands (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging 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 any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in The Cayman Islands?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPhone with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to charge the iPhone with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPhone.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 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 country page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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