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

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Malian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are travelling to Mali.If going to Mali this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Mali from another region check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

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 Malian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mali

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Mali?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mali by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mali?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Mali is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Malians use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mali 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mali.
  • 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mali?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Malian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Malian 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 Malian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go.
  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'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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 may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Malian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Wikipedia.org page about Mali
  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