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

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

Somali power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you are visiting Somalia these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C Somali power outlet, with the Somalians using a Europlug for power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Somalia from a different country ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Somali power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Somalia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Somalia?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Somalia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads 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 adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel 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.

If you travel to Somalia we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Somalia.
  • 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 for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Somalia?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Somali power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Somali 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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