Charging the iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Paraguay

Using a Lightning connector with a double pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5C with a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 5C when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5C when going to Paraguay using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Paraguayan power outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for charging. If you are visiting Paraguay from another country ensure that your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop 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 please refer to the Wikipedia.org web page about Paraguay [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Paraguayan power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Paraguay?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best international travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied 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 iPhone 5C supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Paraguayan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following 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 with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Paraguay using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 5C in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Paraguayan power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 5C with a Paraguayan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5C screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Paraguay
  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 cost 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, priced at around $15 USD (£15-£20 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).