Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

St Helenian power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Saint Helena using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Helenian power outlet, with the St Helenians using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Helena from a different country please check 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 such as 120v make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

Please refer 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 by Samsung which can connect to the St Helenian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Helena

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a St Helenian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Helena we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Helena and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Helena?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Helenian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Wikipedia entry about Saint Helena
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters