How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Zambia

Instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Zambian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Type C power adapter, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Zambian power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers that you are bringing along with you. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Zambia you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zambia. These guidelines were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.These instructions will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Zambia by using the standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Zambians will typically use the Type G plug outlets. If travelling to Zambia from another country please make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

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 Zambian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zambia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Zambia?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Zambian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zambia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel power adapter for Zambia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Zambia (types G, C and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Zambia. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Zambia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Zambia.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Zambia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zambia?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Zambian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Zambian 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zambian power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zambian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zambian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Zambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display 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 fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zambian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display 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 fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia - Wikipedia.org page about Zambia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters