Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Suriname

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Suriname. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in staying in Suriname.This page contains instructions showing you how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Suriname by using their standard types F or C 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Suriname from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a Surinamese destination such as Paramaribo please refer to the Suriname Wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting the location.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Surinamese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Suriname

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Suriname?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Surinamese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Suriname (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Suriname using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 more 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Suriname?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, also called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Surinamese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using USB micro type B cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Surinamese 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - Suriname 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/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