How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting The Maldives

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type G USB charger and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type J power charger

Maldivian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are going to Maldives.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Maldives using their standard types G, D, J, K or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Maldivians will typically use Type G wall outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Maldives from a different country please ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Maldivian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Maldives

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Maldives.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Maldivians use five different standards of plug sockets (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Maldivian 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. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show 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 may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian 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 to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large holes in a flattened triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 large holes in an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type L USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L wall supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldivian page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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