How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Uruguay

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet using a Lightning cable and a three pin Type L USB adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Type F power charger

Uruguayan power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your common devices when you get to your hotel. By not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Differing voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad 4 when they are travelling to Uruguay.When staying in Uruguay these useful instructions show charging your iPad 4 by using the F, C, I or L type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Uruguayans normally use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. You will discover most power sockets will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Uruguay from a different country please ensure that the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Uruguay

Can the iPad 4 be used in Uruguay?

You can use the iPad 4 in Uruguay by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Uruguay?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of power outlets that Uruguayans use (types F, C, I and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uruguay 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Uruguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Uruguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

A guide on how to power the iPad 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type L power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 round adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uruguay Wikipedia web 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, between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costs between $15 to $20.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.