Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Yemen

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Yemeni power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type A USB charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type G USB plug and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Yemen using the Type G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power will vary from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Yemen from a different country please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your 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.

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 by Samsung which can connect to the Yemeni power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Yemen

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Yemen?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different types of power outlets (types G, A and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of 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 recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used 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 Yemen we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Yemen using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 Yemen.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Yemen?

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

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Yemeni power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power outlet by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Yemeni power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into. Please be aware that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector with a Type D USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

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