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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mongolian power outlet and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Mongolian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mongolia. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mongolia by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Mongolia from another country double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Mongolian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mongolia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Mongolia?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mongolia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mongolians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mongolia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mongolia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 Mongolia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Mongolia?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C 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 C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  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'll find the USB jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mongolian power outlet using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular configuration.
  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'll find the USB jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - Mongolia 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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