Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Guatemala

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A power adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Guatemalan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Mini 2 when they are staying in Guatemala.If you are going to Guatemala these useful instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Mini 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Guatemala from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Guatemala

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Guatemala?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Guatemalan power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 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. 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 iPad Mini 2 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 iPad Mini 2 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 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 is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, 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. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Guatemala?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 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] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Guatemalan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guatemala 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, 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, estimated cost under $20.
  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 between $5 to $10.
  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.