How to charge your iPhone 6 from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 6 when they are visiting The Cayman Islands.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPhone 6 when you are in The Cayman Islands by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Caymanians will typically use the Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the iPhone 6 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPhone 6 is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a Cayman Islands place such as George Town or West Bay we also suggest referring to the The Cayman Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPhone 6 be used in The Cayman Islands?

You can use the iPhone 6 in The Cayman Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 6 the best travel power adapter for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Caymanians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters 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 perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in The Cayman Islands?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Cayman Islands power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 6).
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A guide showing you how to charge your iPhone 6 from a Cayman Islands power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 6 using a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - The Cayman Islands Wikipedia 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, around $10.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  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, costs between $20 to $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15.