How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Cambodia

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cambodian power outlet, powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type G USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you're staying in Cambodia these useful instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard G, A or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Cambodia from a different region make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a Cambodian place such as Phnom Penh we recommend reading the Cambodian page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Cambodian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cambodia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cambodia.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Cambodian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Cambodia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Cambodia.
  • 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cambodia?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Cambodian 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. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the twin blades go. Be aware that power cords with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [8], is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian 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 whilst 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 Cambodian power outlet

See also

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