Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Tajikistan

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tajikistani power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Tajikistani power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Tajikistan by using their standard F or C type Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Tajikistan from a different region please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 being damaged when charging it.

Please 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Tajikistani power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tajikistan

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tajikistan?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tajikistan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tajikistan?

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Tajikistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Tajikistani trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tajikistan we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tajikistan 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tajikistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tajikistan?

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

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tajikistani power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Tajikistani power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at 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 phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tajikistani power outlet

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a three pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 can find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display 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 charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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