Charging the iPhone 5 when planning a trip to Honduras

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Honduran power outlet and powering the iPhone 5 using a Type B USB plug.

Honduran power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone 5 when staying in Honduras.When you are travelling to Honduras the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPhone 5 by using their standard B or A type Honduran 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B wall outlets are typically used by most Hondurans. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPhone 5 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Honduras from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPhone 5 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else 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 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Honduras

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Honduras?

You can use the iPhone 5 in Honduras by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Honduras?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5 then the best travel adapter for Honduras is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Hondurans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Honduras.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Honduras. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5 in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Honduran power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPhone 5 with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Honduran power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPhone 5.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Honduran power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Honduran power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Honduran power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your iPhone 5 with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5 using the Honduran power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 5.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 found at the bottom of the iPhone 5.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 5 from a Honduran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Honduras Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under 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$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.