How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Sierra Leone

A guide showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type G power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page is a simple guide showing how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Sierra Leone by using the standard types G or D Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources differ regionally so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Sierra Leone from another region double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

Please 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 by Samsung which will connect to the Sierra Leonean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sierra Leone

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Sierra Leone?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sierra Leone?

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Sierra Leone (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

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

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Sierra Leonean 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. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge 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 completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leonean 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