Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Macau

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macanese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type F USB adapter, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type G USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Macanese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are travelling to Macau.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Macau using the standard G, D, F or M type Macanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets are typically used by most Macanese. Power sockets change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Macau from another country please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Macanese city like Macau refer to the wikipedia web page about Macau [1] for further details on visiting the location.

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 Macanese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Macau

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Macau?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Macanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Macau?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Macau to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Macanese use four different standards of power outlets (G, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Macanese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Macau using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Macau.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Macau?

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

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macanese 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. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 Macanese 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macanese power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Type D USB adapter to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger 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 situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Macanese 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 whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macanese power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macanese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display 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 fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type M USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Macanese power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [10], can be identified by three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 Macanese 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - wikipedia web page about Macau
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters