How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Paraguay

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 5S with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type C power charger.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 5S in Paraguay. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Paraguay these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPhone 5S using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for wall outlets. If visiting Paraguay from a different region double check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Paraguay.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Paraguay?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5S or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Paraguay is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you’re not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Paraguay and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Paraguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Paraguayan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Paraguayan power outlet using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power plug adapter in the Paraguayan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge. [AD]
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - page about Paraguay
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power plug adapter - Conforming to Europlug specifications, the Type C USB power plug adapter incorporates two 4 mm rounded pins spaced 19 mm apart. It is engineered to adapt electrical outlets commonly found in Europe, converting them to USB-compatible charging ports..
  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.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..