How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in The Cayman Islands

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cayman Islands power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B power plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge your indispensable gadgets when you arrive. However without knowing which power socket is used in The Cayman Islands you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cayman Islands. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when The Cayman Islands.When you're going to The Cayman Islands these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets are used by most Caymanians. Most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your iPhone 6 Plus charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay at a Cayman Islands place such as George Town or West Bay we suggest referring to the The Cayman Islands country page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cayman Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Cayman Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in The Cayman Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus using the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Cayman Islands power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cellphone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cayman Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cayman Islands power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Cayman Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a 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 typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Cayman Islands power outlet

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/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