How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Singapore

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Singapore power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Europlug Type C USB adapter

Singapore power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Singapore. These guidelines were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Singapore by using the standard types G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Singaporeans. If visiting Singapore from another region please ensure 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 that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Singapore or Sentosa we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Singapore [1] for further information on visiting 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 Singapore power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Singapore

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Singapore?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Singapore power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Singapore?

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel power adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Singapore (types G, C and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Singapore or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Singapore using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Singapore.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Singapore?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Singapore 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 inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Singapore 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 mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Singapore 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 Singapore power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Singapore power outlet you will need to buy 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 power supply. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. 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'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Singapore power outlet

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

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three large circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore - wikipedia.org page about Singapore
  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/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