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

Learn how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Swedish power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Swedish power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Sweden.If you are visiting Sweden this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their Type F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type F power outlets are used by most Swedes. When you are visiting Sweden from a different region please ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Stockholm or Gothenburg we also recommend reading the Wikipedia web page about Sweden [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information 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 Swedish power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sweden

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sweden?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sweden by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Swedes use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these 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. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like 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 different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Sweden using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from 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 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 Sweden.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sweden?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Swedish 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 the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Swedish power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Swedish power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Swedish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. This round wall supply, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Swedish 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Swedish power outlet

See also

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