How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Senegal

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type D USB charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type E USB charger

Senegalese power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.These step-by-step instructions tells you what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Senegal by using their Type D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Senegal from a different region double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

We recommend referring 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 Senegalese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Senegal

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Senegal?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Senegal by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Senegal?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Senegalese use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 visiting Senegal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Senegal.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Senegal?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Senegalese power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Senegalese 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 in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Senegalese 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 by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type K power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10]) can be identified by three holes in an upside-down triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - wikipedia page about Senegal
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters