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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter, how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type G USB plug and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type A power plug

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you are travelling to Saudi Arabia these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using their standard types G, A, B or D 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Saudi Arabians normally use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. If visiting Saudi Arabia from a different country make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Saudi Arabian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saudi Arabia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Saudi Arabia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saudi Arabia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Saudis use four different standards of plug sockets (G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Saudi Arabia we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saudi Arabia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saudi Arabia?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Saudi Arabian 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB power charger 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 phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show 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 A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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 Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - Saudi Arabia Wikipedia web 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/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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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