Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Peru

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Peruvian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a three pin Type B power charger and charging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type C power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.If planning a trip to Peru these instructions show charging the iPad 2 using the Type C, A or B Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Peruvians use the Type C sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Peru from a different region ensure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Lima we also suggest reading the Peruvian country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Peru

Can the iPad 2 be used in Peru?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Peruvian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Peru?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 the best travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different standards of plug sockets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Peruvian power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Peruvian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Peruvian power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  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, 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 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, 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, 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 C$15-C$20.