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

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type A USB adapter, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type G USB plug and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type B USB charger

Lebanese power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and cameras that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either over packing with too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you get there. Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Lebanon. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you're visiting Lebanon these useful instructions show powering your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard types G, A, B, C or D 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Lebanese will normally use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Lebanon from a different region please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating 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 Lebanese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Lebanon

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Lebanon?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Lebanese power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Lebanon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five types of plug sockets in Lebanon (G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Lebanon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Lebanon?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades sit. Please note that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese 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.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Lebanese power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type B power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [8]) is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earthed pin. Please be aware power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Lebanese power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [10], is identified by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Lebanese 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.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - Lebanon 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/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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters