How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Paraguay

How to connect a Paraguayan power outlet to the iPhone 3G

Paraguayan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Paraguay the following useful instructions show charging your iPhone 3G by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for charging. If travelling to Paraguay from another region check your iPhone 3G can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 3G came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Paraguay?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Paraguayan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Paraguay?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G the best travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPhone 3G at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you’re not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Paraguay 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay using 3 pin 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 3G in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Paraguayan power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter to charge your iPhone 3G from a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3G from a Paraguayan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power plug adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - page about Paraguay
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power plug adapter - Conforming to Europlug specifications, the Type C USB power plug adapter incorporates two 4 mm rounded pins spaced 19 mm apart. It is engineered to adapt electrical outlets commonly found in Europe, converting them to USB-compatible charging ports..
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..