Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to The Ascension Islands

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type G USB charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling abroad.When you're planning a holiday to The Ascension Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting The Ascension Islands from a different region make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

Please 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 Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Ascension Islands?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Ascension Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Ascensionian Island trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Ascension Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Ascensionian Island 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 the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Wikipedia entry about The Ascension Islands
  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