How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Qatar

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Qatari power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type D power plug.

Qatari power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're visiting Qatar.If you are going to travel to Qatar these useful instructions show powering your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their G or D type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets are used by most Qataris. When you are visiting Qatar from a different country make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Qatari destination like Doha or Al Khor we suggest referring to the Qatari page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

Please 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 by Samsung which will connect to the Qatari power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Qatar

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Qatar?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Qatar?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Qatar is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Qatar (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Qatar. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Qatar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Qatar?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type G power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Qatari power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Qatari power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Qatari 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Qatari power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Qatari 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. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Qatari power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath 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 D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Qatari power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatari 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters