How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Uruguay

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type L power charger, recharging the iPad Mini using a Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini using a Type F power adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. If you're going to Uruguay these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini by using the F, C, I or L type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F power outlets are typically used by a majority of Uruguayans. When you are visiting Uruguay from another region please ensure your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Uruguay

Can you use the iPad Mini in Uruguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Uruguayan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Uruguay?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel power adapter for Uruguay is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different standards of wall outlets (F, C, I and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 Mini, but for visitors 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 necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Uruguay using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Uruguay?

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Mini by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge the iPad Mini with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 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] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Uruguayan power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type L power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped power outlet by the 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn 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 which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Uruguayan Wikipedia 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, 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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs 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 $15 to $20.