How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Comoros

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Comorian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E USB charger.

Comorian power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Comoros by using the standard types E or C Comorian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Comoros from a different region double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

Refer 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 can connect to the Comorian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Comoros

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Comoros?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Comoros?

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel power adapter for Comoros to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Comorians 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 over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at 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 wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable 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 Comoros 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 Comoros 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Comoros.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Comoros?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Comorian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Comorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 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 bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Comorian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using micro USB type B cable with a Type E power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Comorian power outlet you will need 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 wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral with one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord 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 Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Comorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Wikipedia entry about Comoros
  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