How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type D USB charger, how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to The United Arab Emirates it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your vital electronics like cell phones and cameras when you reach your destination. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in The United Arab Emirates you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in The United Arab Emirates. These instructions were specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are travelling abroad.If going to The United Arab Emirates this page has instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type G, C or D 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most Emirians use the Type G plug outlets. When visiting The United Arab Emirates from another country please make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the United Arab Emirates power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The United Arab Emirates by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emiratis use three different standards of plug sockets (G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The United Arab Emirates?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 phone whilst charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - The United Arab Emirates entry 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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