You are planning to travel to Guatemala, and you are worried about if your electric appliances will work in Guatemala or not, the multi-voltage and plugs can be confusing when you plan to visit another country especially if you have never visited it before. This article tells you exactly what you will need in advance to charge
your equipments in Guatemala during your trip.
The Electricity in Guatemala:
- Guatemala voltage is : 120 V.
- Guatemala standard frequency is : 60 HZ.
- Guatemala power Plug Types are : A and B.
The power plugs and sockets in Guatemala:
The power plugs and sockets in Guatemala are of types A and B. Check out the following pictures :
B: This plug type has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin, is like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. And this plug socket also works with plug type A.plug type A.
The voltage and frequency in Guatemala:
In Guatemala operates a standard voltage of 120 V and a frequency of 60 Hz. If the standard voltage in your country is between 110 V- 127 V as is in Canada, the most South American countries and the united state, you can use your electric appliances in Guatemala.
You will need a voltage converter in Guatemala if the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220V – 240 V as is in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. But some say you can carefully try to use your equipment in Guatemala without a converter. If you don’t want to take any chances, use a converter.
But if the frequency in Guatemala (60 Hz) is different from the frequency in your home country, it is not salutary to use your appliances. Otherwise, if there is no voltage difference, you could at your own risk try to use the appliance for a short time.
The travel adapter in Guatemala:
It can be dangerous using electrical appliances that are rated at a voltage different from the supply. The voltage differs from a country to another So you may need to use a voltage converter or transformer in Guatemala.
But, if the frequency is different, the normal operation of an electrical appliance may also be affected. But most of voltage converters and transformers come supplied with plug adaptors so you may not need to buy a separate travel adaptor.
You are from the United State of America:
You will not need any sort of voltage adapter, you can plug your devices to the electric network grid in Guatemala without requiring a voltage adapter.
And you will be able to plug the devices directly in Guatemala. But you will need adapters for some sockets, but it is usually easier to find adapters at destination if your plug is already being used in the country. Sometimes of different cities uses different systems, you might need to do a bit more research.