How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in The Central African Republic

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Central African power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power adapter and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are travelling abroad.If you are travelling to The Central African Republic the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard types E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting The Central African Republic from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details 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 Central African power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Central African Republic

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in The Central African Republic?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Central African power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Central African Republic?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to The Central African Republic or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated 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 The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips 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 adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Central African Republic 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 The Central African Republic 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Central African power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Central African power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Central African 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Central African power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Central African power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the two pins sit plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector 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 Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Central African Wikipedia 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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