Charging the iPhone 4S when visiting Uruguay

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Uruguayan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type L power adapter, charging the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F power adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S when you are going to Uruguay.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 4S when going to Uruguay using their standard types F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Uruguayans. When travelling anywhere you'll find power sockets will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Uruguay from another region please make sure your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Uruguay

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Uruguay?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Uruguayan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Uruguay?

If travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Uruguayans use four different standards of wall outlets (types F, C, I and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPhone 4S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip to Uruguay or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Uruguay we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Uruguay using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 4S in Uruguay?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet

Learn how to power your iPhone 4S with a Uruguayan power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4S using a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type F power adapter to charge your iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The sunken round wall outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type L power charger to recharge the iPhone 4S with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet (sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three holes forming a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay - Uruguay Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, 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, priced C$10-C$15.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around C$20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, costing 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, costs under C$20.