Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Cayman Islands

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Cayman Islands power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 3GS using a Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

If planning a trip to The Cayman Islands it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge any common devices like mobiles and cameras when you arrive. However, by not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Differing standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPhone 3GS when they're abroad.If you're visiting The Cayman Islands this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPhone 3GS by using the Type B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Caymanians normally use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. Power supplies differ from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. If the iPhone 3GS slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The Cayman Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPhone 3GS is dual voltage (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 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS the best travel power adapter for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to The Cayman Islands we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in The Cayman Islands?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type A power charger to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS from the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS 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 - wikipedia.org entry about The Cayman Islands
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS 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 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