How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Paraguay

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad from a Paraguayan power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad abroad.This page has instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when travelling to Paraguay by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Paraguayan plug outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When travelling to Paraguay from another country check your iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like AsunciĆ³n or Ciudad del Este we also recommend referring to the Paraguayan wikipedia page [1] for further information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Paraguay

Can the iPad be used in Paraguay?

You can use the iPad in Paraguay by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Paraguay?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel power adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Paraguay 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Paraguay using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Paraguay?

Powering the iPad with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguayan wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).