How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Egypt

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Egyptian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Egyptian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Egypt. This guide was written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are visiting Egypt.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Egypt by using their types F or C Egyptian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F power outlets will be typically used by most Egyptians. If visiting Egypt from a different country ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

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 Egyptian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Egypt

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Egypt?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Egypt by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Egyptians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Egypt 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 Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Egypt.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Egypt?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Egyptian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B 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 base of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 phone while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Egyptian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt - Egypt country Wiki 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