Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Nigeria

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type G USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerian power outlet and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're visiting abroad.If visiting Nigeria these instructions show how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard G or D type Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power supplies are different depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Nigeria from a different country please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Lagos read the Nigeria Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

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 Nigerian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nigeria

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nigeria?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Nigerian power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Nigerians use (G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nigeria and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nigeria?

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

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Nigerian 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. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge 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 recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nigerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Nigerian power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigeria 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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