Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Iran

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iranian power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type C USB adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F USB adapter.

Iranian power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page was specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are travelling abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Iran using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Iran from a different region make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further 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 Iranian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iran

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iran?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Iranian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iran 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 America visiting Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iran?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iranian power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Iranian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB 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 Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iranian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Iranian 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. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iran 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/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