Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Paraguay

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Mini abroad.These step by step instructions will show you how to supply power to the iPad Mini when going to Paraguay using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C Paraguayan power outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to Paraguay from a different region please check the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as AsunciĆ³n or Ciudad del Este please refer to the Paraguay Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Paraguay

Can the iPad Mini be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Paraguayan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Paraguay?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad Mini the best international travel adapter for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Paraguayan trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Paraguay?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Mini from a Paraguayan power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini using the Paraguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguay Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced £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 at around £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.