Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Tanzania

Instructions on how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tanzanian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type D USB adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

When organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets when you get there. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Tanzania you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible. Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Tanzania using the G or D type Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Tanzanians. When travelling to Tanzania from a different country please make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination like Dar es Salaam we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Tanzania [1] for further information.

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 by Samsung which can connect to the Tanzanian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tanzania

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tanzania?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tanzania.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Tanzania is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Tanzania (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the plugs 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 chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight 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 online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tanzania and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 Tanzania.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tanzania?

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tanzanian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tanzanian power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Tanzanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Tanzanian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Wikipedia.org entry about Tanzania
  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