SIT (Superintencencia de Telecomunicaciones) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Guatemala. Products that use radio frequencies require approval and certification to be commercialized in Guatemala.
No in-country testing is required at this time, and we may use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain the SIT approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.
Guatemala has restrictions in the frequency band between 960MHz and 1240MHZ. LARCG will help determine if these restrictions apply to your equipment.
Local representation is not required, and there are no labeling requirements.
Products Requiring SIT Approval
Current lead time for SIT approval and certification is 3 Weeks.
For products that do not require SIT approval, the regulatory agency will provide a No Homologation letter to have for your records and to avoid any issues with Customs upon importation of the equipment to Guatemala.
Type A plugs, rated at 15 Amps, are used mainly in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Central America. This Class I, non-grounded, non-insulated plug operates on AC current and is known as NEMA 1-15. The plug has two 1.5 mm thick blades which measure 15.9 – 18.3 mm in length and are spaced 12.7 mm apart. The neutral blade is 7.9 mm wide, while the hot blade is 6.3 mm wide. This plug almost always operates between 100 – 127 volts and is only compatible with plug type A.
Type B plugs, rated at 15 amps, are used mainly in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Central America. This class I grounded, non-insulated plug operates on AC current and is known as NEMA 5-15. The plug has two 1.5 mm thick blades which measure 15.9 – 18.3 mm in length, and are spaced 12.7 mm apart. It also features a 4.8 diameter round, or u-shaped earth pin measuring 3.2 mm which acts as a ground. This plug almost always operates between 100 – 127 volts and is compatible with type A and B sockets. Grounded type B outlets are still rather uncommon in some parts of Central and South America. However, it is not uncommon for people to cut off the earth pin to achieve compatibility with two-pole non-grounded sockets.