Charging the iPhone 3G when staying in Honduras

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type A power adapter to power your iPhone 3G with a Honduran power outlet and recharging the iPhone 3G using a Type B USB charger.

Honduran power outlet

When packing for a trip to Honduras it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices when you're there. However by not knowing which plug socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible and cause damage to the device. Different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to your iPhone 3G when staying in Honduras by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Catrachos typically use the Type B plug outlets. Power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the North America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If your iPhone 3G slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Honduras from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Honduran destination such as Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula we recommend referring to the Honduran Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Honduras

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Honduras?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Honduran power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Honduras?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 3G 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. 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 3G 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 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 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. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPhone 3G from a Honduran power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPhone 3G with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3G using the Honduran power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it 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 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch 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 charging your iPhone 3G from a Honduran power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Honduran power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G 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 supply the cable when you buy the iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin 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 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 adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  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 charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Honduran Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3G 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, around £1.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost around £5.
  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, estimated cost £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.