Charging the iPhone 3GS when planning a trip to Honduras

A guide showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Honduran power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPhone 3GS using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Honduran power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Honduras it can often be helpful to know if you can use any common electronics such as mobile phones and cameras at your hotel. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Honduras you may pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause problems with your iPhone 3GS. Complicated voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPhone 3GS . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 3GS when staying abroad.If visiting Honduras this page has instructions showing charging the iPhone 3GS by using their Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Catrachos normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. You will discover power supplies are different depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPhone 3GS doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Honduras from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Honduras

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Honduras?

You can use the iPhone 3GS in Honduras by using a power adaptor.

Honduras

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Honduras?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 3GS then the best travel adapter for Honduras is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 3GS 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 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 is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, 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. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Honduras?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Honduran power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Honduran power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3GS 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 the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS 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 3GS from a Honduran power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPhone 3GS with a Honduran power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 3GS 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 by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 thin 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 bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Honduran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Honduran power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Honduras
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS 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 at between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10.
  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 price around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.