Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Rwanda

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Rwandan power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type J USB plug.

Rwandan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Rwanda using their standard types J or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover power supplies are different from region to region therefore please read our WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Rwanda from another country please double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it.

Refer 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Rwandan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Rwanda

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Rwanda?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Banyarwanda use two different standards of power outlets (J and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power 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 Rwanda

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 visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Rwanda?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Rwandan power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a 3 pinned Type J power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type J USB power adapter into the Rwandan power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug supply, sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [6], can be identified by three holes forming a flattened triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwanda Wikipedia web 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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