How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nepal

Simple instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nepali power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type D power charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type M power charger

Nepali power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you are going to travel to Nepal these useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the Type D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Nepal from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Kathmandu read the Nepal page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Nepali power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nepal

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Nepal?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nepal.

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

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Nepali use three different types of power outlets (D, C and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help 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 a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied 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 North America visiting Nepal.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nepal?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB 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'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nepali power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB 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'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nepali 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 while 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 Nepali power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nepali power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nepali power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect 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 can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nepali 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepal 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/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/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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters