Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Kenya

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying abroad.When you are staying in Kenya these instructions show how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Kenyans will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Kenya from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

Refer 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Kenyan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kenya

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kenya?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kenya.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Kenya is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can 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 type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will 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 your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kenya and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kenya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kenyan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kenyan power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kenyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro 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. Turn on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya - Kenyan country 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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