How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Tunisia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tunisian power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Tunisian power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Tunisia it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your essential electronics like cell phones and laptops when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Differing voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. When visiting Tunisia these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E power outlets are typically used by a majority of Tunisians. Power supplies differ depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Tunisia from another region please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 will connect to the Tunisian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tunisia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Tunisia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tunisia by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Tunisia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Tunisians use (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers 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 needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tunisia and over 150 destinations:

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

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tunisian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tunisian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tunisian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Tunisian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. This circular plug outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cord 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - wikipedia page about Tunisia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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