Charging the iPhone 5 when staying in Guatemala

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5 using a Type B USB charger.

Guatemalan power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 5 in Guatemala. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPhone 5 when they're staying in Guatemala.If staying in Guatemala these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 5 by using their types B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Guatemala from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the iPhone 5 is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Guatemala

Can the iPhone 5 be used in Guatemala?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5 to a Guatemalan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Guatemala?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Guatemala is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Guatemala (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Guatemala we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guatemala and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guatemala.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5 in Guatemala?

Charging the iPhone 5 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your iPhone 5 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using the Guatemalan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 5 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Guatemalan power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 5 using a Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPhone 5).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5 with a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Guatemala
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around £15.
  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, priced at £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.