How to charge your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Honduras

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge your iPhone 5S from a Honduran power outlet and powering the iPhone 5S using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Honduran power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge any indispensable devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers when you're there. But, without knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Complicated region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when Honduras.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 5S when you're in Honduras by using their B or A type Honduran 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Hondurans will typically use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If the iPhone 5S charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Honduras from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPhone 5S is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Honduras

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Honduras?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Honduras is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Hondurans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Honduras

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Honduras using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Honduras?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Honduran power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Honduran power outlet

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable with a Type B power adapter to charge the iPhone 5S from a Honduran power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Honduran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5S.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Honduran power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras 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, estimated price 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, priced 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, C$15-C$20.