How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Equatorial Guinea

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Equatorial Guinea. When you're going to travel to Equatorial Guinea the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard types E or C Equatorial Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Equatorial Guinea

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Equatorial Guinea?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Equatorial Guinea?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Equatorial Guinea 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 Equatoguineans use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Equatorial Guinea using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 Equatorial Guinea.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Equatorial Guinea?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Equatorial Guinean 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean 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 whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Equatorial Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea - Equatorial Guinea Wikipedia 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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