Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Principe

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Prinicipe power outlet and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Principe by using their standard F or C type Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Principe from a different country please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Santo António please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Principe [1] for more indepth information.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Prinicipe power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Principe

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Principe?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Principe.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Principe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Prinicipians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel 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 that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Principe we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Principe and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Principe.
  • 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Principe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Prinicipe power outlet

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

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need 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 wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  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 can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Prinicipe power outlet

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

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

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Prinicipe power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe 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 while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Wikipedia web page about Principe
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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