How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cape Verde

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These step by step instructions will show what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Cape Verde by using their types F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets are typically used by most Cape Verdeans. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Cape Verde from a different region please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Praia refer to the Cape Verdean Wikipedia web page [1] for more 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cape Verde

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cape Verde.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cape Verde?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Cape Verde (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Cape Verdean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters 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 come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Cape Verde using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cape Verde?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. This sunken circular power supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verdean 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/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