Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Seychelles

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Seychellois power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Seychellois power outlet

When packing for a trip to Seychelles it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Samsung Galaxy S4. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Seychelles using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Seychellois will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Seychelles 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 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Seychellois city like Victoria or Anse Etoile we also suggest reading the Seychelles Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

We recommend referring 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Seychellois power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Seychelles

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Seychelles?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Seychelles by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Seychelles to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Seychellois trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing 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 versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Seychelles we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Seychelles 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 Seychelles using 3 pin 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Seychelles?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Seychellois power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Seychellois power outlet you'll need 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. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois 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 charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Seychelles 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters