How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Guinea-Bissau

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau using a standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Guinea-Bissau from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a destination like Bissau or GabĂș please read the wikipedia.org entry about Guinea-Bissau [1] for further details.

Please refer 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 Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea-Bissau

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea-Bissau.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Bissau-Guinean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea-Bissau?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge 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 completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - wikipedia.org entry about Guinea-Bissau
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters