Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Bahrain

How to connect a Bahraini power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Bahraini power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 . These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Bahrain using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Bahraini plug outlet, the Bahrainis will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If visiting Bahrain from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Bahraini power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bahrain

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bahrain?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Bahraini power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bahrain?

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Bahrain we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bahrain 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bahraini power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Bahraini power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini Wikipedia web page
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters