Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Iraq

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Iraqi power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Iraq these instructions show powering the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard G, C or D type Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Iraq from another country ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Iraqi power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iraq

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iraq?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iraq by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iraq?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel power adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Iraq we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Iraq using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Iraq?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iraqi power outlet

Using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Iraqi power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three vertical holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Iraqi power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Iraqi 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 plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

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