How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Vietnam

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type A power plug

Vietnamese power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Vietnam. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Vietnam by using the standard Type G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Vietnamese. When you are visiting Vietnam from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Vietnam

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Vietnam?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Vietnamese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Vietnam?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Vietnam (types G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. 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 tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Vietnam using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Vietnam.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Vietnam?

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Vietnamese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Vietnamese 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B 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 Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Vietnamese power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Vietnamese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese power outlet

Using type B micro USB connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Vietnamese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 Vietnamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnamese Wikipedia page
  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