How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Honduras

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Honduran power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Honduran power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which power supply is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power their iPad Mini 2 when they're visiting abroad.If you're travelling to Honduras the following instructions show powering your iPad Mini 2 using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Catrachos. If the iPad Mini 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Honduras from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Honduras

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Honduras?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Honduran power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Honduras?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Honduras (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Honduras or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Honduras and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Honduras?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Honduran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Honduran power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Honduran power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Honduran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Honduran power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Honduran power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduran Wikipedia 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
  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
  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