How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Uruguay

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Uruguayan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger, powering the iPhone 6 using a Type F USB adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a Type L power charger

Uruguayan power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Uruguay this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPhone 6 using the standard F, C, I or L type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Uruguayans. When you are travelling to Uruguay from another country please double check your iPhone 6 can accept 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 power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Uruguay

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Uruguay?

You can use the iPhone 6 in Uruguay by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Uruguay?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four standards of power outlets in Uruguay (types F, C, I and L) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 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 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. 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 as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 6 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below 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 recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uruguay and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Uruguay.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 power adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 in Uruguay?

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

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 6 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 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 phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 6 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 usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  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, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Uruguayan power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6.
  2. Plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. This squashed hexagon shaped plug supply, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [8], looks like 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 6 with 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
  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
  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