How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Uzbekistan

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Uzbekistani power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type I power plug.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Uzbekistan using their I or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Uzbekistan from another country please ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

We recommend referring 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 will connect to the Uzbekistani power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uzbekistan

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Uzbekistan?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Uzbekistani power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel power adapter for Uzbekistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Uzbekistan (types I and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Uzbekistan. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Uzbekistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uzbekistan 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Uzbekistan.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uzbekistan?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Uzbekistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Uzbekistani power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Uzbekistani power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Uzbekistani power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Uzbekistani power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [6], can be recognised by three thin slots forming a triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - wikipedia entry about Uzbekistan
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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