Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Paraguay

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Paraguay the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Paraguayans will use a Europlug for charging. If you are visiting Paraguay from another country make sure that the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as AsunciĆ³n we also suggest reading the Paraguay entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Paraguay

Can you use the iPad 2 in Paraguay?

You can use the iPad 2 in Paraguay.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Paraguay?

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Paraguay is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Paraguayan trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Paraguay 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Paraguayan power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Paraguay entry on wikipedia
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, costing 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).