Honduras power adapters - what plugs are used in Honduras?

Honduran power outlet

Summary

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Honduras will all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Honduran power outlet. If you're not sure which voltage your device uses then please read the section below about how to tell the voltage of your device first.

  • If your device is 110 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in a Honduran power outlet then you can use it in Honduras without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 110 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Honduran power outlet you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Honduras such a Type B plug adapter [2]. Please be aware that a plug adapter for Honduras (or power adapter) changes the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Honduras, but doesn't convert the voltage from 110 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device can't use 110 volts and isn't dual voltage then you will also need a power converter for Honduras to convert the voltage from 110 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Honduras if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type B plug adapter.
  • If you need to charge USB devices such as a tablet or a mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should be dual voltage, but make sure that you choose one which includes a Type B plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Honduras.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 110 volts used in Honduras you run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Before attempting to use your device in Honduras read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

If you are organizing a vacation to Honduras it can often be useful to know in advance if you can use all your essential electronics that you are bringing along with you. By not knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either over packing with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced charger when you're there. Varying different voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Honduras. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Honduras using the standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Catrachos. Power adapters are different depending on which country you're taking a trip to so please read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters list for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. We also suggest referring to the Honduras Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

Honduras power adapters

Do I need a plug adapter for Honduras?

If the outlet in your home country is different to the shape of the Honduran power outlet then you will need a power adapter. A US plug will not require a plug adapter as it will fit into a Honduran power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for Honduras?

The best power adapter for Honduras is a Type B plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 110 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Honduras?

Honduras power outlets

What type of outlets are in Honduras?

There are two different types of power supply used in Honduras, these are type B and A with the primary power outlets being type B:

  • Plug Type A - This power socket (called the type A power outlet) is recognised by the two adjacent slots.
  • Plug Type B - You can identify this power socket by the 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
What type of outlets are in Honduras?

What is the voltage in Honduras?

The common voltage in Honduras is 110 volts.

Are outlets in Honduras the same as US?

A US plug will fit into a Honduran power outlet, both the voltage range and frequency are the identical to the US.

Is the voltage in Honduras the same as in the US?

The voltage in Honduras is 110 volts, however Americans use 120 volts. Even though these are very similar it is recommended to check the voltage on your US charger or appliance supports voltage fluctuations between 100-127 volts or that it is dual voltage.

What is the frequency used in a Honduran power outlet?

The frequency from a Honduran power outlet is 60Hz.

Honduras USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Honduras?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Honduras is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Hondurans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge then you will benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Honduras or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Honduras?

Why use a travel USB charger for Honduras?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. This helps reduce the weightand size of your baggage by only bringing one USB wall charger rather than bringing several different USB power chargers.
  • Most travel USB power chargers will include swappable plug heads for different power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting other countries across North America which are likely to use different standards to Honduras.
  • Good USB travel chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight; perfect for the rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which might be impossible to repair or replace in Honduras.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 110 volt power outlets in Honduras and other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a chance that hotel bedrooms in Honduras only have one wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single wall outlet with all your devices instead of having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be scarce and demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a good quality travel charger allows for unexpected fluctuations to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Honduras might prove difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB chargers also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to plug in multiple low powered devices such as laptops, howeverthese will be unsuitable for high wattage appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read the section on using travel appliances in Honduras for useful advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Honduran power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Certain mobile phones could require more than the standard 500 mA supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Quality USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices need extra power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cell phones and tablets every day using a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Honduras?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Honduras using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Honduras.

Power converters for Honduras

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Honduras?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a plug adapter for Honduras?

A heavy and bulky power converter [7] will transform the voltage of 110 volts from a Honduran power outlet to work with a non-110 volt appliance, whereas a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Honduras.

Do I need a power converter for Honduras?

When you are travelling to Honduras from another country please make sure your device can be used with a 110v supply.

  • If your device does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Honduras from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to ensure safe and proper use when powering devices.
  • For supplying power to larger appliances if you are visiting Honduras from a higher 230 volt country you will need to use a much bulkier Step Up Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 230 volts to 110 volts.

See the list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

Dual voltage hair dryer

How can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device?

The method to see if a appliance is dual voltage is to look for a sticker on the supplied power adapter or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord sits. The location will depend on the make and model of your device and could also state on the box.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will typically say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Honduran power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Honduran power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Honduran power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Honduran power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones that can be connected to a Honduran power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Honduran power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with a Honduran power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Honduran power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451325551&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=HWUDRS5BKFQ75ACA - Step Up Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.