Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Uganda

How to connect a Ugandan power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Ugandan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. When you're staying in Uganda the following useful instructions show how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Ugandans using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll find power will change regionally therefore please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Uganda from another region ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying in a Ugandan city like Kampala we suggest reading the wikipedia page about Uganda [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 Ugandan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uganda

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Uganda?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Ugandan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Ugandan trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uganda 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Uganda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Uganda?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Ugandan 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. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Ugandan power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while 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 Ugandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - wikipedia page about Uganda
  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