Charging the iPhone 5S from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Cayman Islands power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type B USB charger.

Cayman Islands power outlet

If organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any important gadgets when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is used in The Cayman Islands you could end up either over packing with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If you're visiting The Cayman Islands these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5S by using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Caymanians typically use the Type B plug outlets. You will find power sources will vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Cayman Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in The Cayman Islands

Can the iPhone 5S be used in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Cayman Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Caymanians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cayman Islands 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Cayman Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in The Cayman Islands?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Cayman Islands power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cayman Islands power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with a Cayman Islands power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 5S using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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