How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Peru

A page on how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power charger, powering an iPad Air 2 using a Type A power adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Peruvian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Peru this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 using the standard types C, A or B Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type C wall outlets will be normally used by most Peruvians. When you are visiting Peru from a different country please ensure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere like Lima or Arequipa refer to the Wikipedia web page about Peru [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Peru

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Peru?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Peru by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Peru?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Peru to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different standards of wall outlets (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Peru. Because you are only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Peru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

A page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Peruvian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

A page on how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Peru
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. 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).
  10. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).