Charging your iPhone 6 Plus from a power outlet in Guatemala

A guide showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 Plus with a Guatemalan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPhone 6 Plus using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Guatemalan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 6 Plus in Guatemala. This page contains a guide demonstrating how to supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus when going to Guatemala by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 6 Plus slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Guatemala from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guatemala

Can you use the iPhone 6 Plus in Guatemala?

You can use the iPhone 6 Plus in Guatemala.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guatemala?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPhone 6 Plus then the best international travel adapter for Guatemala is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guatemalans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Guatemala we recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guatemala and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Guatemala.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Guatemala?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPhone 6 Plus with a Guatemalan power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone 6 Plus by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guatemalan Wikipedia web page
  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, £1-£2.
  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, £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 around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.