Honduras power adapters - what plugs are used in Honduras?

Honduran power outlet

What adapter do I need for Honduras?

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 you're travelling to Honduras from the US then all US devices and appliances should charge without a power converter or an adapter. One suggestion however is to pack a USB travel power adapter as it will allow you to power multiple devices by only packing one power charger.
  • 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 [3]. 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

What is the best power adapter for Honduras?

The best power adapter for Honduras is a Type B plug adapter [3] which allows you to use any 110 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Honduras?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that allow an electic socket in Honduras to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from a different region.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [4].

Do I need a plug adapter in Honduras?

If the power plug you are using is different to the shape of the Honduran power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Honduras if I'm visiting from the US?

An American plug won't need a plug adapter because it already fits in a Honduran power outlet.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Honduras?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt Honduran power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor travelling from another country to use electrical appliances in Honduras simply by changing the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Honduras?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Honduras?

Power adapters are typically available in most major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Honduras power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Honduras?

Type A and B power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Honduras?

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

  • Plug Type A - You can identify the plug socket by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades sit.
  • Plug Type B - You can recognise the power outlet by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.

What voltage is used in a Honduran power outlet?

The voltage from a Honduran power outlet is 110 volts.

Do US plugs work in Honduras?

Yes, an American plug will work in Honduras and does not need an adapter or power converter.

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.

How do I use a 220 volt appliance in Honduras?

To use a 220 volt appliance in a Honduran power outlet you need to bring a step up power converter.

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 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 charging multiple USB powered devices when 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 [6]. 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 [6] 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 a power converter for a Honduran power outlet?

A power converter for Honduras will enable travellers to use a 220-240 volt electric appliance with a 110 volt Honduran power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

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

A heavy and bulky power converter [8] 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 [7] (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 travelling to Honduras from another country please check that your device can be used with a 110 volt power supply.

  • You will need a step up power converter [9] if you are visiting Honduras from a country that uses 220-240 volts and your device is incompatible with 110 volts. See our WikiConnections list of world power outlets guide to discover which voltage is used in your country.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you are already using either a single voltage device that works with 110 volts or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Typically, devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts and then used in a 110 volt power outlet sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up. If your device charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Honduras from a different region check that it can be used with a 110 volt power supply otherwise you will need to bring a step up power converter [9].
  • You won't need a converter if you wish to charge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or cell phone as these are normally support dual voltage and designed for international use, but you should always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • For powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (for example clothes irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter [10] which allows the appliance to be used with a 110 volt Honduran power outlet.
  • Investing a robust lightweight dual voltage travel appliance will be more practical and cost effective than bringing a much heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read these comprehensive guides on travelling with clothes irons, curling wands, flat irons and blow dryers with a Honduran power outlet , along with advice for some affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter for Honduras if I'm from the US?

A US plug does not need a power converter because the voltage from a Honduran power outlet is in the same 100-120 volt range as America.

What kind of converter do I need for Honduras?

If you need to use any 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance in Honduras you will need to buy a step up power converter [9].

What is the difference between a transformer and a converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a transformer and a converter?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

How to convert 110 volts to 220 volts

  1. Use a step up power converter [9] to allow you to use 220, 230 and 240 volt appliances with a 110 volt Honduran power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Honduras before plugging that into a Honduran power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage from 220-240v.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 220-240 volt appliance can now be used with a 110 volt Honduran power outlet.

What voltage is used in Honduras?

Honduras uses 110 volts in their normal power outlets.

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

Single 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.

What can I connect to a Honduran power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to a Honduran power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Honduran power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Honduran power outlet

Mobile phones which work with the Honduran power outlet

Apple iPhones that can be connected to a Honduran power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a Honduran power outlet

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

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

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Honduras, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [12].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduras - Honduras entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type B plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type B power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  7. 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
  8. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  9. Step up power converter - A step up power converter allows a 220-240 volt appliance to be used in a 100-120 volt power outlet.
  10. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  11. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets