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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Algerian power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F power plug.

Algerian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Algeria. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when Algeria.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Algeria by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Algeria from a different country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a city such as Algiers or Oran read the Algeria Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the location.

Please 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Algerian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Algeria

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Algeria?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Algerian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Algeria?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Algerians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Algeria.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Algeria?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Algerian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Algerian power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB 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'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Algerian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Algerian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Algerian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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