Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Honduras

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to power the iPad Air using a Type B USB charger.

Honduran power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Air in Honduras. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing how to power your iPad Air when going to Honduras using the standard B or A type Honduran 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Hondurans use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If your iPad Air slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Honduras from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Air 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 transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Honduras

Can the iPad Air be used in Honduras?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Honduran power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Honduras?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air then the best travel adapter for Honduras is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Hondurans use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 iPad Air, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Honduras and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Honduras using type B American 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Honduras. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air from the Honduran power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPad Air).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Honduran power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Honduran power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Honduran country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, priced £15-£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 £15-£20.
  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, costs £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under £15.