How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Guinea

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guinean power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type K power plug

Guinean power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea. If you are going to travel to Guinea the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the standard types F, C or K Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Guinea from a different country double check your 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 120 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Guinean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Guinea?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Guinean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different types of plug sockets (F, C and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, 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 is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea.
  • 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guinea?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Guinean 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) 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 underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Guinean 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 phone 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 Guinean power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guinean power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Guinean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. The recessed circular power supply (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the 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. Switch on the Guinean 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guinean power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guinean power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 large holes forming a triangular pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinean Wikipedia 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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