How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Mauritius

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mauritian power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics that you'll be bringing along. By not knowing which wall socket is used you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor when you get there. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Mauritius the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their standard Type G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets are used by most Mauritians. Power supplies differ regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Mauritius from another country please make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Mauritian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mauritius

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Mauritius?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mauritius.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mauritius?

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel power adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mauritians use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By 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. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting 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 covering both Mauritius 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 visiting Mauritius using type B American 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mauritian power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian 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 mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mauritian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mauritian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Mauritian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] 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 wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [6], is recognised by the 2 round adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy 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 Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritian Wiki 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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