Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Namibia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Namibian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type D power adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type M USB plug.

Namibian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Namibia.If visiting Namibia these instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the standard D or M type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting so we recommend reading the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Namibia from another region please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to visit a Namibian city such as Windhoek we recommend reading the Namibia country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Namibian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Namibia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Namibia?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Namibian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Namibia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Namibia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Namibian power outlet

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [3]) looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Namibian 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 phone while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Namibian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Namibian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Namibian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Namibian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. 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 can find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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