How to charge the iPhone 5C when planning a trip to The Cayman Islands

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5C with a Cayman Islands power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPhone 5C when they are travelling to The Cayman Islands.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 5C when you are visiting The Cayman Islands by using their Type B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Caymanians. If your iPhone 5C charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Cayman Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPhone 5C in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in The Cayman Islands.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5C and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Caymanians use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPhone 5C is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 5C, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 recharging the iPhone 5C in The Cayman Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone 5C with a Cayman Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5C from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5C screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Cayman Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Cayman Islands power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 5C from a Cayman Islands power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the device).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman Islands country 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 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