Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to The Cayman Islands

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPhone 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet and how to power the iPhone 4 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 when you're visiting abroad.When you're staying in The Cayman Islands this page contains useful instructions showing powering the iPhone 4 by using their standard B or A type Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Caymanians. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The Cayman Islands from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPhone 4 in The Cayman Islands?

You can use the iPhone 4 in The Cayman Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in The Cayman Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4 then the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect 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 charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Cayman Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in The Cayman Islands?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type A USB charger to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. The power outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by two slots next to each other where the twin blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 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 page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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