How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Reunion

How to connect a Reunionese power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Reunionese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When visiting Reunion the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their 220 volt 50Hz E Type power outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. Power sources change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Reunion from another country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 Reunionese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Reunion

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Reunion?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Reunionese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel power adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can 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 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Reunion 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 Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Reunion?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type E power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Reunionese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one 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 multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunionese Wikipedia 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters