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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkmen power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type B power charger, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkmenistan. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Turkmenistan by using the C, B or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Turkmenistan from another country please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Turkmen power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkmenistan

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkmenistan by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of plug sockets (C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkmenistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkmenistan using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkmen power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Turkmen power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Be aware power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used in Turkmenistan so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen 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 phone whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen 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 phone while 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 Turkmen power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Turkmen power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Schuko plug) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 mobile while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - wikipedia.org entry about Turkmenistan
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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