Charging the mobile phone when planning a trip to Honduras

A page showing how to charge your mobile phone with a Honduran power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and charging any mobile phone using a Type B USB charger.

Honduran power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist people wanting to power their mobile phone when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge the mobile phone when you are in Honduras using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Hondurans typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If the mobile phone does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Honduras from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your mobile phone is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Honduras

Can you use any mobile phone in Honduras?

You can use any mobile phone in Honduras by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Honduras?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your mobile phone then the best travel charger for Honduras to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Catrachos use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Honduras we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested 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 mobile phone, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Honduras using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging any mobile phone in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Honduran power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Honduran power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone using a Honduran power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Honduran power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone using the Honduran power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Honduran power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Honduran power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Honduran Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  3. 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, priced at £15-£20.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, costing £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  6. 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, priced £10-£15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.