Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Zimbabwe

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type D USB charger.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are visiting abroad.If staying in Zimbabwe these useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their types G or D 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Zimbabweans. If visiting Zimbabwe from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay somewhere like Harare or Bulawayo we also recommend referring to the Zimbabwe Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

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 Zimbabwe power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zimbabwe

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Zimbabwe?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zimbabwe?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Zimbabweans use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Zimbabwe using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Zimbabwe?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type G USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe 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 wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display 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 fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need to use 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 Zimbabwe power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe Wikipedia web page
  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