How to charge the iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Guatemala

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPhone 4 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Guatemalan power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPhone 4 in Guatemala. These guidelines were written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPhone 4 when abroad.When going to Guatemala these useful instructions show powering your iPhone 4 using their standard types B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPhone 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Guatemala from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 4 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a Guatemalan destination like Guatemala City we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Guatemala [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Guatemala

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Guatemala?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Guatemalan power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Guatemala is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guatemalans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guatemala. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 4 in Guatemala?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone 4 from the Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 4 from the Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Guatemalan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Guatemala
  2. Apple - official iPhone 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, C$50-C$60.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost 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, 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, under C$20.