Charging the iPhone 4S in The Cayman Islands

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a Cayman Islands power outlet and how to recharge the iPhone 4S using a Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 4S abroad.This page contains a simple guide which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 4S when staying in The Cayman Islands by using their types B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Caymanians typically use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If the iPhone 4S doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in The Cayman Islands

Can you use the iPhone 4S in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Cayman Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in The Cayman Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 4S, 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 4S in The Cayman Islands?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type A power charger to charge the iPhone 4S from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S from the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger to power the iPhone 4S with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S 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 - 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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