Paraguay power adapters - what plugs are used in Paraguay?

Paraguayan power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Paraguay all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Paraguayan power outlet. If you're unclear about which voltage your device can use then please read the section below on how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Paraguayan power outlet then it should work in Paraguay.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in a Paraguayan power outlet then you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Paraguay such a Type C plug adapter [2]. A plug adapter for Paraguay (or power adapter) only changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Paraguay, but but is unable to change the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you'll also need a power converter for Paraguay to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Paraguay if the power converter doesn't have the correct Type C plug adapter.
  • If you only want to power one or more USB devices such as a tablet or a mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter will be ideal and it should work with any voltage, but make sure that you choose one which includes a Type C plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Paraguay.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 220 volts used in Paraguay you run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in Paraguay read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Background

Varying different voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Paraguay. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting Paraguay by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Paraguayans using a Europlug for wall outlets. You'll discover that power changes depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries. We recommend reading the Paraguay Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

Paraguay power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Paraguay?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in Paraguay. If you are visiting from the US use a plug adapter for Paraguay because an American plug won't fit into a Paraguayan power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Paraguay if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What is the best power adapter for Paraguay?

The best power adapter for Paraguay will be a Type C power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Paraguay?

Paraguay power outlets

What type of power outlets are in Paraguay?

The type of power outlet used in Paraguay is type C socket. This power socket can be identified by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral.

What type of power outlets are in Paraguay?

What is the voltage in Paraguay?

The voltage in Paraguay is 220 volts.

Is the voltage in Paraguay the same as the US?

The voltage in Paraguay is 220 volts, but Americans use 120 volts. If your US appliance or power charger can't handle dual voltage then you will need to use a power converter for Paraguay which allows a 120 volt US device to work in a 220 volt outlet.

Is an outlet in Paraguay the same as in the US?

American plugs won't fit in a Paraguayan power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Paraguay. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Paraguay and ensure that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

What is the electrical frequency used in Paraguay?

The frequency from a Paraguayan power outlet is 50Hz.

Paraguay USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Paraguay?

When travelling with more than one device and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of device can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB 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 for your trip to Paraguay or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Paraguay?

Why use a travel USB charger for Paraguay?

  • Most travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps cut down on the weightand size of your luggage by only needing to pack one USB wall charger instead of bringing numerous individual USB power chargers with you.
  • Most travel USB chargers will include swappable plug heads for various power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting different countries across South America which are likely to use different standards to Paraguay.
  • Good USB chargers are lightweight, compact and rugged; perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to replace in Paraguay.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 220 volts used in Paraguay power outlets along with different voltage standards across the world.
  • It's possible that some accommodation or hotel rooms in Paraguay might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single power supply with family or other traveler instead of waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the uncertainty out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets in airport departure gates can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple devices before a flight can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good quality travel USB charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Paraguay might prove difficult and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers also incorporate a power outlet strip to allow you to use low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese are unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances with a Paraguayan power outlet for helpful guidelines and advice on the best power adapter for using a high powered appliances in a Paraguayan power outlet.
  • Some tablets and cell phones might require more than the usual 500 mA (milliamps) produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase some of your devices require additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can still be used by charging multiple cellphones and tablets every day using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Paraguay?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, however for those 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Paraguay 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 North 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay.

Power converters for Paraguay

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Paraguay?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Paraguay?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Paraguay, however a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] converts a 220 volt Paraguayan power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device.

Do I need a voltage converter for Paraguay?

If visiting Paraguay from a different country check that the device can be charged using a 220 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.
  • When supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Paraguay from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much larger Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

Read the world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

Single voltage hair straighteners 2

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

The way to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power adapter or on the device itself, normally near to where the power cord plugs into. The location might depend on the make and model of your unit but could also be written in the instruction manual or on the box.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (20 volts diffence) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

Travel appliances which can connect to a Paraguayan power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Paraguayan power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Paraguayan power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones that can be connected to a Paraguayan power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which work with the Paraguayan power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Paraguayan power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Paraguayan power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Paraguayan power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguay - Paraguay Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.