Charging your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Paraguay

How to connect a Paraguayan power outlet to the iPhone 5

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Paraguay the following useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for charging. You will find power will change from region to region therefore please read the South America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When visiting Paraguay from another region ensure your iPhone 5 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you're planning on travelling to a Paraguayan city like AsunciĆ³n we also suggest reading the Paraguayan Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Paraguayan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 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 5 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] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5 in Paraguay?

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 5 using the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Paraguayan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Paraguayan Wikipedia web 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under 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 around $15 USD (£10-£15 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).