How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Indonesia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Indonesian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type G power adapter, powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko USB charger

Indonesian power outlet

When organizing a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use any electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you're there. But without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either over packing with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are planning a vacation to Indonesia this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type G, C or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Indonesians normally use the Type G power outlets. When visiting Indonesia from another country please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

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 Indonesian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Indonesia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Indonesia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Indonesia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Indonesia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel charger for Indonesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indonesians use three different types of plug sockets (types G, C and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Indonesia 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Indonesian power outlet

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Indonesian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian 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 fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Indonesian power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Indonesian 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 into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Indonesian power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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