Charging the iPhone 4 when staying in Honduras

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4 from a Honduran power outlet and charging the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Honduran power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 4 in Honduras. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.If staying in Honduras these useful instructions show how to power your iPhone 4 by using their types B or A Honduran 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Hondurans normally use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If your iPhone 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Honduras from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Honduras

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Honduras?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Honduran power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Honduras?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Honduras is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Hondurans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Honduran trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries 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 recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Honduras using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to 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 a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Honduran power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4 from a Honduran power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPhone 4 using the Honduran power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Honduran power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Honduran power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPhone 4 from a Honduran power outlet by using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPhone 4 using the Honduran power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Honduran power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 4 from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduran Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, 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, costs 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, costs C$15-C$20.