Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Swaziland

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

Swazi power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions will show you how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Swaziland by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi plug supply. If you are visiting Swaziland from another country ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that 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 charging it.

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 Swazi power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Swaziland

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Swaziland?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Swaziland by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as 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 changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Swaziland we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Swaziland 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 Swaziland using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 Swaziland.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Swaziland?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type M USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Swazi power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Swazi power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type M power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swaziland 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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