Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Guatemala

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter and how to power the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Guatemalan power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When you are planning a vacation to Guatemala these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using the Type B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Guatemala from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Guatemala

Can you use the iPad 4 in Guatemala?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Guatemalan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Guatemala?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best travel charger for Guatemala is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Guatemalans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here 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 using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guatemala 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Guatemala. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Guatemala?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using the Guatemalan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Guatemalan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guatemala country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$50).
  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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$25).
  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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).