Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Chad

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Chadian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type E USB charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Europlug Type C USB plug and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're travelling to Chad.When you're visiting Chad this page has instructions showing you charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their Type D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Chad from a different region please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Chadian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chad

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chad?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Chad to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four standards of wall outlets that Chadians use (D, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chad 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Chad 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chad?

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

Learn how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Chadian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Chadian power outlet you will need to use 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 power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger 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 Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Chadian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro 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 foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 phone whilst 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 Chadian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Chadian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [10]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. 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 USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad Wiki 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters