How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Myanmar

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type D power charger

Myanmar power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Myanmar by using the G, C, D or F type Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Myanmar from a different region make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Myanmar destination such as Yangon or Mandalay we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Myanmar [1] for more information prior to the location.

We recommend referring 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Myanmar power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Myanmar

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Myanmar?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Myanmar by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Myanmar is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of power outlets in Myanmar (types G, C, D and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Myanmar or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Myanmar.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Myanmar.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Myanmar?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains 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 phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 Galaxy while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Myanmar 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 phone while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar - wikipedia.org entry about Myanmar
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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