How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Bangladesh

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Bangladeshi power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. When visiting Bangladesh these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type G, C, D or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Bangladesh from a different country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

Refer 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Bangladeshi power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bangladesh

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Bangladesh?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bangladesh by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel power adapter for Bangladesh is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four types of power outlets in Bangladesh (types G, C, D and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bangladesh and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bangladesh 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bangladesh?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Bangladeshi power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Learn how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bangladeshi power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type K USB adapter.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes forming an inverted triangle pattern and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bangladeshi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - Bangladesh 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters