Adapters for Guatemala - What adapter do I need for Guatemala?

Power adapters for Guatemala

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Guatemala. This page has links to instructions showing exactly how to power your devices when you are in Guatemala using their types B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will vary depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the travel power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Guatemala?

The best power adapter for Guatemala is a Type B power adapter which will allow you to use any 120 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Guatemala?

What is a power adapter for a Guatemalan power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug from a foreign region to easily fit into a power socket in Guatemala. [3]

Do I need a plug adapter in Guatemala?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in Guatemala.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Guatemala enables visitors from a different location to use their electronic appliances in Guatemala by altering the shape of the power plug.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Guatemala?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Guatemalan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device then you will also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for Guatemala along with the correct type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Guatemala in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Guatemala in the UK

Guatemala to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. Wikipedia - Guatemala Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, costing under £10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor