Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Kuwait

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type C USB adapter.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in travelling to Kuwait.The following instructions will show how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Kuwait using their standard G or C type Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find most power sources vary from country to country therefore we recommend reading our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When visiting Kuwait from another country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering 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 Kuwaiti power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kuwait

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kuwait?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Kuwaiti power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kuwait?

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Kuwait is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kuwaitis use two different types of power outlets (G and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Kuwait.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kuwait?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type G USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwaiti Wikipedia web 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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