Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Brunei

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bruneian power outlet.

Bruneian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Brunei by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Bruneian plug outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting Brunei from a different country ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Bruneian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brunei

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brunei?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Bruneian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brunei?

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip to Brunei or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brunei and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Brunei.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brunei?

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bruneian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Bruneian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB 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 situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian 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 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - wikipedia web page about Brunei
  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