Charging the iPhone 5 in The Cayman Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Cayman Islands power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type A power charger and recharging the iPhone 5 using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This page has step by step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5 when visiting The Cayman Islands using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Caymanians will typically use Type B wall outlets. If the iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5 in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 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 5 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 5, 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 5 in The Cayman Islands?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Cayman Islands power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a two pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 5 from the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5 from a Cayman Islands power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 from the 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 will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 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 Wikipedia web page
  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 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