Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. This page contains a guide demonstrating how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Kyrgyzstan by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from another country please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Kyrgyzstani city such as Bishkek we also suggest reading the Kyrgyzstani Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kyrgyzstan

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Kyrgyzstan?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Kyrgyzstanis use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Kyrgyzstani trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to Kyrgyzstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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 charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type F USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Kyrgyzstani 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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 recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstani 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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