Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Guatemala

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a three pin Type B power plug.

Guatemalan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini when visiting Guatemala using the standard B or A type Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Guatemala from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally 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 have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Guatemala

Can the iPad Mini be used in Guatemala?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Guatemalan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Guatemala?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini then the best international travel adapter for Guatemala to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Guatemala (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred 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 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guatemala and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Guatemala. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Guatemala?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using a Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guatemalan power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet with the Apple Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 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], normally already included with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guatemalan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guatemalan Wikipedia web page
  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, costs around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$50-C$60).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £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, priced at 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).