Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Honduras

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Honduran power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Honduran power outlet

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. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini . This page contains instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your iPad Mini when staying in Honduras using the Type B or A Honduran 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Catrachos will use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Honduras from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Honduras [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Honduras

Can you use the iPad Mini in Honduras?

You can use the iPad Mini in Honduras.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Honduras?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Hondurans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Honduran trip. By only packing a single 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 Mini at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Honduras we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

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 visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Honduras using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Honduras?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Honduran power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini from a Honduran power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  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 Mini is charging which should take between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Honduran power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Honduran power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from a Honduran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Honduran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Wikipedia web page about Honduras
  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 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$140.
  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, priced at C$15-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.