Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Syria

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Syrian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger, how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Type E power charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type L power charger

Syrian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Syria using their standard E, C or L type Syrian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Syria from a different region ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 will connect to the Syrian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Syria

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Syria?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Syria.

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Syria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different types of power outlets (types E, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Syria.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Syria.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Syria?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Syrian power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Syrian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Syrian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Syrian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type L USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. Please note there are two types of Type L wall outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - wikipedia.org web page about Syria
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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