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Power adapters for The Cayman Islands

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge your common gadgets at your destination. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in The Cayman Islands. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when visiting The Cayman Islands by using their B or A type Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be normally used by most Caymanians. Most power adapters differ depending on which country you travelling to therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power adapters list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for The Cayman Islands?

The best power adapter for The Cayman Islands is a Type B power adapter which will allow you to use any 120 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The Cayman Islands?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from another region to safely fit into a power socket in The Cayman Islands.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for The Cayman Islands allows visitors travelling from another location to use electronic and electrical appliances in The Cayman Islands simply by changing the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in The Cayman Islands?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Cayman Islands power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for The Cayman Islands along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter in The Cayman Islands?

If the shape of the Cayman Islands power outlet power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter in The Cayman Islands

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in The Cayman Islands

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Cayman Islands in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Cayman Islands in the UK

The Cayman Islands to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. Wikipedia - Cayman Islands wikipedia page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, priced under £10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor