How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Kazakhstan

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type C power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Kazakhstan these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Kazakhstan from a different country double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Kazakhstani power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kazakhstan

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Kazakhstan?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kazakhstan.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Kazakhstan (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Kazakhstan.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kazakhstan?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one 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 multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstani 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters