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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Botswana power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When going to Botswana these useful instructions show powering your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their Type G, D or M Botswana 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Botswana from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

We recommend referring 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 Botswana power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Botswana

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Botswana?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Botswana.

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

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Botswana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Batswana use three different types of plug sockets (G, D and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 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 then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Botswana?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Botswana power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Botswana power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Botswana power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Botswana power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Botswana power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Botswana power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet (sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three large circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters