Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Paraguay

How to connect a Paraguayan power outlet to any mobile phone

Paraguayan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power your mobile phone when you're in Paraguay using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Paraguayans will use a Europlug for charging. If you are visiting Paraguay from another country please check the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like AsunciĆ³n or Ciudad del Este we recommend referring to the Paraguayan country Wiki page [1] for more details.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Paraguay

Can the mobile phone be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Paraguayan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Paraguay?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your mobile phone then the best travel adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Paraguayan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Paraguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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. [5]
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Paraguayan power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power any mobile phone from the Paraguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguayan country Wiki page
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  4. 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).