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

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger, how to recharge the iPad Air using a double pin Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPad Air using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Peruvian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers that you'll be bringing with you. However without knowing which power socket is used in Peru you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when Peru.This page contains a simple guide which shows exactly how to power the iPad Air when travelling to Peru using their C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Peruvians will normally use Type C sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to Peru from another country please make sure your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on staying somewhere like Lima we also suggest referring to the Peruvian country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Peru

Can you use the iPad Air in Peru?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Peru.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air then the best international travel power adapter for Peru to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Peru (types C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to Peru using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Peru?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 slots with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air from the Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian country entry 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, costs 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, priced at 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, 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, priced at 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).