How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Honduras

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Honduran power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a Type B power charger.

Honduran power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Honduras these instructions show how to power the iPad 2 using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Catrachos. If the iPad 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Honduras from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Honduras

Can you use the iPad 2 in Honduras?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Honduran power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Honduras?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Hondurans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Honduran trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Honduras and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Honduras?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Honduran power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a Honduran power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Honduran power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using 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], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots next to each other with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Honduran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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