Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Sao Tome

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sao Tome power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Type F USB adapter.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you're staying in Sao Tome the following useful instructions show how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Sao Tome from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information 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 Sao Tome power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sao Tome

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sao Tome?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sao Tome.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sao Tome?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sao Tomean use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sao Tome 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Sao Tome.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sao Tome?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sao Tome power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sao Tome power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sao Tome power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sao Tome power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Sao Tome power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Sao Tome power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins go along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Wikipedia.org entry about Sao Tome
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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