How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Congo power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type C power charger, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type D USB adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type E USB adapter

Congo power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When travelling to The Republic of the Congo this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using their E, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to The Republic of the Congo from another country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

Refer 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 will connect to the Congo power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Republic of the Congo.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Republic of the Congo?

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in The Republic of the Congo (types E, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. 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 phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Congo 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Congo power outlet

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

Using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Congo 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 the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the power charger 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. Switch on the Congo 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Congo power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the power charger 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 Congo 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 phone whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters