How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Angola

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Angolan power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Angolan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Angola by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Angolan power outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for power outlets. When travelling to Angola from another region check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Angolan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Angola

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Angola?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Angola.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Angola is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Angola.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Angola?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Angolan power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Angolan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Angolan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB cable into the mains USB 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 located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Angolan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angola - wikipedia.org entry about Angola
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters