Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Wales

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Welsh power outlet.

Welsh power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Wales.If staying in Wales the following useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Welsh will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are visiting Wales from another country make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Cardiff we also suggest reading the Welsh Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

We recommend referring 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 Welsh power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Wales

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Wales?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Wales.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Wales is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Welsh trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Wales we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Wales and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Wales.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Wales?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Welsh 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. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Welsh power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst 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 a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Welsh Wikipedia web 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters