Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Morocco

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moroccan power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E USB plug.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are going abroad.If visiting Morocco these instructions show powering the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard E or C type Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Moroccans will use the Type E plug outlets. If you are visiting Morocco from another country make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on visiting a Moroccan city like Casablanca read the Wikipedia entry about Morocco [1] for further information.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Moroccan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Morocco

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Morocco?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Morocco is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different types of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Moroccan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Morocco using 3 pin type B 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Morocco?

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need 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 Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Moroccan power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moroccan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Moroccan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan 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 mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Wikipedia entry about Morocco
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters