How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Uruguay

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type L power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Uruguayan power outlet, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uruguay. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Uruguay by using the standard types F, C, I or L Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Uruguayans use Type F sockets in their power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Uruguay from another country please ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning on travelling to tourist destinations such as Montevideo or Tacuaremb√≥ refer to the Uruguayan Wiki page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Uruguayan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uruguay

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Uruguay?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uruguay.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uruguay?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Uruguay is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four types of wall outlets that Uruguayans use (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 pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] 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 [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uruguay?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Uruguayan power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Uruguayan power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Uruguayan power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Uruguayan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet by the 3 holes in a line. You'll find there are two variations of Type L power outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay - Uruguayan Wiki page
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  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
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  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
  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
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters