Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Honduras

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad with a Honduran power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and charging the iPad using a Type B power adapter.

Honduran power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when staying in Honduras.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad when staying in Honduras using their standard B or A type Honduran 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Hondurans typically use Type B power outlets. If your iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Honduras from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Honduras

Can the iPad be used in Honduras?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Honduran power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Honduras?

When travelling with more than your iPad or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Hondurans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Honduran trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Honduras.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Honduras?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad with a Honduran power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad from a Honduran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Honduran power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your iPad with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from a Honduran power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Honduran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Wikipedia page about Honduras
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters