How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Uruguay

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPad 2 using a Type F USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Uruguay. This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to charge your iPad 2 when you are in Uruguay by using the standard types F, C, I or L Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets are normally used by most Uruguayans. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Uruguay from another country please ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Uruguay

Can the iPad 2 be used in Uruguay?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Uruguayan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Uruguay?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Uruguay is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Uruguay (types F, C, I and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Uruguay or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uruguay and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Uruguay?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. You can identify this power supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Uruguayan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type L power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped power supply by 3 holes in a line. There are two variations of Type L wall supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  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 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).