How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Paraguay

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially to the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPad Air when you're travelling to Paraguay by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Paraguayans using a Europlug for wall outlets. Most power sources vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Paraguay from a different country check that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Paraguay

Can the iPad Air be used in Paraguay?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Paraguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Paraguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 power charger for the iPad Air in Paraguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Paraguayan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Paraguayan power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Paraguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Paraguay
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$25).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).