How to charge the iPad when staying in Peru

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPad using a Type A power charger and charging the iPad using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Peruvian power outlet

When planning a trip to Peru it's helpful to know if you can power your vital electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Peru. If you are going to travel to Peru the following instructions show charging your iPad using their C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Peruvians will typically use the Type C wall outlets. If travelling to Peru from another country please ensure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Peru

Can the iPad be used in Peru?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Peru.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Peru?

If travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Peru to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different types of plug sockets (C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Peru or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Peru 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Peru using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Peru?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type A power charger to power your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad using a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using a Peruvian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPad by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian page on wikipedia.org
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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 $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 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).