Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Burkinabe power outlet and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E USB plug.

Burkinabe power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs 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 guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Burkina Faso by using their standard E or C type Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Burkina Faso from a different country please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you are planning to visit a destination such as Ouagadougou we also suggest reading the Wikipedia web page about Burkina Faso [1] for further 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Burkinabe power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burkina Faso

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Burkina Faso?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Burkinabe power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burkina Faso?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Burkina Faso (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Burkina Faso using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Burkina Faso.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burkina Faso?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burkinabe 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burkinabe power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe 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 while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burkinabe power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Burkinabe power outlet you will need to use a Type E 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 E USB power adapter into the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro 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 Burkinabe 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 Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Wikipedia web page about Burkina Faso
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters