Charging the iPhone when visiting Paraguay

How to connect a Paraguayan power outlet to the iPhone

Paraguayan power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone when staying abroad.This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the iPhone when you're travelling to Paraguay using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Paraguayan power outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for power outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the South America and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Paraguay from a different country please make sure that your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Paraguayan city like AsunciĆ³n or Ciudad del Este read the wikipedia entry about Paraguay [1] for further details.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Paraguay

Can you use the iPhone in Paraguay?

You can use the iPhone in Paraguay by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Paraguay?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone the best international travel adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Paraguayan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 America going to 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 from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone in Paraguay?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone with a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone from a Paraguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Paraguay
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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, costs around $10 USD (£5-£10 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).