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

Using type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge your important devices when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you may bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Malaysia. The following instructions shows exactly how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Malaysia using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Malaysian plug outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Malaysia from a different region double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on staying somewhere such as Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru please read the Malaysia Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to 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 can connect to the Malaysian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Malaysia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Malaysia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Malaysia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those also wanting 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 regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Malaysia using 3 pin 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Malaysia?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Malaysian power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Malaysian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Malaysian power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysia 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters