How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Uruguay

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Uruguayan power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type L USB adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your common gadgets like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. However without knowing which power socket is used in Uruguay you could bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 6 Plus in Uruguay. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 6 Plus abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus when you are in Uruguay by using the standard Type F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Uruguayans will typically use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. Power sources differ from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Uruguay from another region double check your iPhone 6 Plus can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 6 Plus originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 6 Plus is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Uruguay

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Uruguay?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Uruguayan power outlet.

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What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Uruguay?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of plug sockets that Uruguayans use (types F, C, I and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 6 Plus at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

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 iPhone 6 Plus, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Uruguay.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 6 Plus in Uruguay?

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPhone 6 Plus with a Uruguayan power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. The power supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 6 Plus from the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus found at the bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall supply, sometimes called the Type L power outlet [8], looks like three large circular holes in a line. Please note there are two different types of Type L plug outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uruguayan Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, estimated price 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, 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 price 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).