Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Eritrea

Simple instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Eritrean power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type L USB charger.

Eritrean power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Eritrea.If you're visiting Eritrea this page has instructions showing you charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard Type L or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Eritrea from a different country please make sure that 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) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Eritrean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Eritrea

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Eritrea?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Eritrea by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Eritrea?

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Eritrea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Eritreans use (L and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Eritrean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Eritrea we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Eritrea 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Eritrea?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Eritrean power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Eritrean power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Eritrean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped power outlet by the three round holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground pins. You'll find there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - Eritrea 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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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