Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Uruguay

Instructions on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter, recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Europlug Type C power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're going abroad.The following guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Uruguay using the standard Type F, C, I or L Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Uruguayans will use the Type F power outlets. If you are visiting Uruguay from another region make sure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a Uruguayan city like Montevideo or Salto we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Uruguay [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Uruguay

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Uruguay?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Uruguay by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Uruguay?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different types of wall outlets (F, C, I and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Uruguay we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Uruguay using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Uruguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes called the Type L power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a line. Note that there are two types of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp power outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Uruguay
  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 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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 between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  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, around $10 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).