How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Paraguay

Instructions on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter.

Paraguayan power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Paraguay these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Paraguayan plug outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for power outlets. If travelling to Paraguay from another country please make sure that your iPhone 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPhone 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 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 iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Paraguay?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Paraguayan power outlet.

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What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Paraguay?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 the best travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 4 in Paraguay?

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Paraguayan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the 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 will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Paraguayan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguay country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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 price 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, costing around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).