Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Paraguay

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 3GS with a Paraguayan power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

Paraguayan power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS . This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPhone 3GS when they're staying in Paraguay.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPhone 3GS when you're travelling to Paraguay using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Paraguayan wall outlet, the Paraguayans will use a Europlug for power outlets. If travelling to Paraguay from a different country please make sure your iPhone 3GS can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPhone 3GS 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. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Paraguayan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Paraguay?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging 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 any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Paraguayan power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS from a Paraguayan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Paraguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguayan entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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, estimated cost 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, 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).