Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Paraguay

How to connect a Paraguayan power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Paraguayan power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.When you are going to Paraguay these instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C Paraguayan power outlet, the Paraguayans will use a Europlug for power outlets. If visiting Paraguay from a different country please ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Paraguay

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Paraguay?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Paraguayan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Paraguay?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best travel power adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Paraguay 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Paraguayan power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Mini 4 with a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 using the Paraguayan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up, typically taking between 60-300 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Paraguay
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).