Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Pakistan

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Pakistani power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When you're going to travel to Pakistan these instructions show powering the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the types G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Pakistan from a different region please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it.

We recommend referring 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 Pakistani power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Pakistanis use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, C, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Pakistani trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Pakistan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Pakistan.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan?

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

Learn how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Pakistani power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power 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 S4 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge 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 recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Pakistani power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet

Learn how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Pakistani power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Pakistani power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power 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 phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge 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 recharge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Pakistani power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three large holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display 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 will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Wikipedia.org entry about Pakistan
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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