Charging the iPhone 4S when planning a trip to Honduras

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Honduran power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB charger and how to power the iPhone 4S using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Honduran power outlet

If packing for a trip to Honduras it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics that you'll be bringing along. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Honduras you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your iPhone 4S. Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 4S . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPhone 4S when staying abroad.When you're visiting Honduras these instructions show powering the iPhone 4S by using their standard B or A type Honduran 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Catrachos will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 4S charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Honduras from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (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 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Honduras

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Honduras?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Honduras by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Honduras?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 4S then the best travel adapter for Honduras is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. 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 4S 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 [8] 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 [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4S, 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.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Honduran power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4S with a Honduran power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Honduran power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPhone 4S.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. 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 go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Honduran power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Honduran power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4S with a Honduran power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4S using the Honduran power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Honduran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras Wikipedia 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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters