How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Cote d Ivoire

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ivorian power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Ivorian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Cote d Ivoire by using their Type E or C Ivorian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different region check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting an Ivorian destination like Abidjan or Bouak√© we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Cote d Ivoire [1] for further information on the location.

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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Ivorian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cote d Ivoire

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Cote d Ivoire?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cote d Ivoire by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ivorians use two different types of plug sockets (types E 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 from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Ivorian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below 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 Cote d Ivoire

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cote d Ivoire 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cote d Ivoire using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a 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 just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cote d Ivoire.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Ivorian 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ivorian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ivorian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. This circular plug outlet (sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge 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 recharge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ivorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire - wikipedia web page about Cote d Ivoire
  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