How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Honduras

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type B power plug.

Honduran power outlet

If organizing to travel to Honduras it can be useful to know in advance if you can use all your common gadgets when you're there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Honduras you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are visiting Honduras this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 3 using the standard types B or A Honduran 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Hondurans will typically use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If your iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Honduras from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Honduras

Can you use the iPad 3 in Honduras?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Honduras by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Honduras?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets that Hondurans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Honduras and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Honduras.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 recharging the iPad 3 in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from the Honduran power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Honduran power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to power your iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Honduran power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Honduran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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, costing under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  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, 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 cost C$15-C$20.