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

A page on how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pinned Type F Schuko USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a three pinned Type L USB charger

Uruguayan power outlet

If organizing a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your important electrical devices when you're there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Uruguay you could bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger when you arrive. Differing voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Uruguay these useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 by using the standard Type F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Uruguayans will normally use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Uruguay from another country please double check your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 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 voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Uruguay

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Uruguay?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Uruguayan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel adapter for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different standards of wall outlets (F, C, I and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Uruguay. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Uruguay 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Uruguay?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging which should take around 60-300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 from the Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which takes around 60-300 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type L power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from 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 normally include this cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall supply (technically called a Type L power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uruguay Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, estimated price under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, costing around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$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 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).