Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Guatemala

A guide on how to charge your iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Guatemalan power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Guatemala the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 3 by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power is different depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Guatemala from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a Guatemalan city like Guatemala City we suggest reading the Guatemalan Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Guatemala

Can you use the iPad 3 in Guatemala?

You can use the iPad 3 in Guatemala.

Guatemala

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Guatemala?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 3 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 wall outlets 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 are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging 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 wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guatemala using 3 pinned type B 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 from America using type B plugs and 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 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]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Guatemala?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A power adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Guatemalan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  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 takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  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, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under C$15.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.