How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Gabon

A guide showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gabonese power outlet by using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Gabonese power outlet

Different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gabon. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Gabon this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Gabonese using a Europlug for power outlets. When you are travelling to Gabon from another country please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information 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 Gabonese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gabon

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Gabon?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gabon by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gabon?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Gabon is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Gabon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gabon?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gabonese power outlet by using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Gabonese 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Gabonese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gabonese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabon - Gabonese country page on wikipedia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters