Charging the iPhone from a power outlet in Peru

Instructions showing you how to power the iPhone with a Peruvian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger, how to power the iPhone using a Type A power adapter and powering the iPhone using a three pinned Type B power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPhone abroad.The following instructions tells you how to charge your iPhone when visiting Peru by using their standard types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type C power outlets will be typically used by most Peruvians. When travelling to Peru from a different region ensure that the iPhone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPhone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on staying at a Peruvian destination like Lima or Arequipa please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Peru [1] for more details on visiting the location.

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Charging the iPhone in Peru

Can the iPhone be used in Peru?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone to a Peruvian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Peru

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Peru?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone the best international travel charger for Peru to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different standards of wall outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Peruvian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Peruvian power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with the iPhone).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type B USB adapter to power your iPhone with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone with a Peruvian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone from the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your mobile will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Peru
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  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 (around £3 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 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, 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).