How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Paraguay

Using a USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you are visiting Paraguay this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Paraguayan wall outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for wall outlets. You will find that most power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Paraguay from another region check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Paraguay

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Paraguay?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Paraguayan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Paraguay?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Paraguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Paraguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 from the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 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, costing £5-£10.
  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 £10-£15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.