Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in Honduras

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Honduran power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Honduran power outlet

If planning to travel it is helpful to know in advance if you can use your vital devices like mobiles and cameras that you'll be bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Honduras you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 in Honduras. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're in staying in Honduras.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air 2 in Honduras by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Hondurans normally use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If the iPad Air 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Honduras from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Honduras

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Honduras?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Honduras.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Honduras?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Honduras is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Catrachos use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Honduran trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Honduras using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Honduran power outlet

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Honduran power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 using the Honduran power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Honduran power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Honduran power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the Honduran power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Honduran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Honduran Wikipedia 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, C$15-C$20.
  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, 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$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.