Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Peru

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a Type A USB plug and how to power the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Type C USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

If planning a vacation it is useful to know if you'll be able to power your vital devices like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which power supply is used in Peru you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible and cause problems with your iPad 4. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when going to Peru using the types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type C power outlets will be used by a majority of Peruvians. If you are travelling to Peru from another region ensure your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Peru

Can you use the iPad 4 in Peru?

You can use the iPad 4 in Peru by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Peru?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different types of power outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Peru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Peru.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Peru?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the short twin plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 4 from the Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian country entry on wikipedia
  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 $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, priced at around $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-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, costing 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).