How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Paraguay

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 6 abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 6 when going to Paraguay by using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type Paraguayan wall outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When you are visiting Paraguay from another region please make sure that your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Paraguay

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Paraguayan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Paraguay?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 then the best international travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPhone 6 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Paraguayan trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 travel adapter from 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 only 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 more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Paraguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Paraguayan power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Paraguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 6 from a Paraguayan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguay - Paraguayan page on wikipedia
  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 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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters