Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Niger

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter, how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B power plug and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Niger the following useful instructions show how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard Type D, A, B, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Niger from another country ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

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 Nigerien power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Niger

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Niger?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six different standards of plug sockets in Niger (D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Niger 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Niger.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Niger?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Note that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so we suggest checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB 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 phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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 whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin. Note that power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Niger so we suggest checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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 to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type E power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [12] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral with a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 while charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power 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 Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge 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 Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Niger country entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters