How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you're going to The Cayman Islands the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard types B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Caymanians. You'll discover that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Cayman Islands from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Cayman Islands power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cayman Islands

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cayman Islands.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for 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 different countries around the world 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel 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 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cayman Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman Islands entry on Wikipedia
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  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 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  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