Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Paraguay

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Paraguayan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter.

Paraguayan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPhone 4S . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you're in staying in Paraguay.This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPhone 4S when you're in Paraguay by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for charging. When travelling to Paraguay from a different country ensure that your iPhone 4S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 4S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in a Paraguayan city like AsunciĆ³n or Ciudad del Este we suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Paraguay [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Paraguay

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Paraguayan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Paraguay?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Paraguay is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 North America visiting Paraguay using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone 4S in Paraguay?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Paraguayan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using a Paraguayan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4S).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Paraguayan power outlet. The plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  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 iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguay - Wikipedia.org web page about Paraguay
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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 universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters