How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Uruguay

A guide on how to power your iPad 3 from a Uruguayan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger, recharging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a three pin Type L USB adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Uruguay. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when Uruguay.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Uruguay by using the standard Type F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Uruguayans will typically use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. When you are travelling to Uruguay from another country please ensure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Uruguay

Can the iPad 3 be used in Uruguay?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Uruguayan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Uruguay?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for Uruguay is a multiple USB charger 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 using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

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. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The power 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 iPad 3, 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 power grids. These travel adapters come 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 North 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Uruguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Uruguayan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 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] (normally already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F USB charger to power your iPad 3 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This round power outlet (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  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 tablet is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type L USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 large round adjecent holes forming a line. There are two variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Uruguayan Wiki 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, estimated price 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, costing 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, 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, costing 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, under C$20.