Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Tristan da Cunha

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Tristan da Cunha using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Tristanians using 13 amp plugs for charging. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Tristan da Cunha from a different country please check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure 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 during charging.

Please refer 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Tristanian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tristan da Cunha?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Tristanian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tristan da Cunha?

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha 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 handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Tristanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha 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 Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tristan da Cunha?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Tristanian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Wikipedia.org web page about Tristan da Cunha
  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