Charging the iPad 4 in Paraguay

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

Paraguayan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you are visiting Paraguay.If visiting Paraguay these instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to Paraguay from a different country please ensure that the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Paraguay

Can you use the iPad 4 in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Paraguayan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Paraguay?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel power adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Paraguayan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Paraguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Paraguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Paraguayan power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 using the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically supplied with the iPad 4).
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Paraguay country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at 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, under C$25.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.