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

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Gambian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you're travelling to Gambia this page contains instructions showing how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Gambian wall outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When visiting Gambia from another country please ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Gambian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gambia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Gambia?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Gambian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters 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 travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Gambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gambian power outlet

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Gambian power outlet with Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Gambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 mobile while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gambian power outlet

See also

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