Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Burundi

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burundian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E USB charger.

Burundian power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Burundi using the Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Burundi 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 voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a Burundian place like Bujumbura or Muyinga we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Burundi [1] for more details.

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 will connect to the Burundian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burundi

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burundi?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burundi.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Burundi is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barundi use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. 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 USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Burundian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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 Burundi we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips 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 Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Burundi 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 Burundi.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Burundi?

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

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burundian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burundian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Burundian 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 Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burundian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burundian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Burundian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Wikipedia entry about Burundi
  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