How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Honduras

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Honduran power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger and powering the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Honduran power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 in Honduras. When staying in Honduras the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 by using the standard types B or A Honduran 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Catrachos will typically use the Type B plug outlets. If the iPad Mini 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Honduras from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad Mini 4 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Honduras

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Honduras?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Honduras by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Honduras?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Honduras is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Catrachos use (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Honduras using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Honduras?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Honduran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Honduran power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Honduran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Honduran power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which should take around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras Wiki page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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, priced 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, estimated price C$130-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, estimated price 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 cost under C$20.