How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Ethiopia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ethiopian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type F power adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type C power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E power plug

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Ethiopia using their Type E, C, F or L Ethiopian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the Africa and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Ethiopia from a different region check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

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 by Samsung which will connect to the Ethiopian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ethiopia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ethiopia?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ethiopia by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Ethiopians use (types E, C, F and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ethiopia 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ethiopia using 3 pinned type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ethiopia?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Ethiopian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type E USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging 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 fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ethiopian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet you will 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 taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This round power outlet (sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type L USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall supply (technically called a Type L power outlet [9]) can be identified by the three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 recharge the battery.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ethiopian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia - wikipedia entry about Ethiopia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters