Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Libya

Instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter, how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type F USB charger

Libyan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're travelling abroad.If planning a trip to Libya these instructions show charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the types D, C, F or L Libyan 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Libya from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However please note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power outlet and not 110 volts.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Libyan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Libya

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Libya?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Libyan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Libya to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Libya (D, C, F and L) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Libya using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Libya?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Libyan 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type L USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped power supply by the three large adjecent holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Wikipedia page about Libya
  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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters