How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Cameroon

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cameroonian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cameroon. If you're visiting Cameroon the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their standard Type E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Cameroon from a different region make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more 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 Cameroonian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cameroon

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Cameroon?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cameroon.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cameroon?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Cameroon (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cameroon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Cameroon using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cameroon?

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

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cameroonian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a Type E power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. The sunken round power supply, also called a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroon country page on wikipedia.org
  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