Charging the iPhone 6 in Guatemala

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A power adapter and recharging the iPhone 6 using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Guatemalan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPhone 6 in Guatemala. This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 6 when visiting Guatemala by using their types B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPhone 6 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Guatemala from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPhone 6 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Guatemala

Can you use the iPhone 6 in Guatemala?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 6 to a Guatemalan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Guatemala to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guatemalans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North 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 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 6 in Guatemala?

Charging the iPhone 6 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPhone 6 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 6 from a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 situated at the bottom of your iPhone 6.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 6 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 using a Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPhone 6).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala - Guatemalan country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, priced between $20 to $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.