How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Israel

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Israeli power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type M power charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type H power plug

Israeli power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your essential gadgets that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Israel these useful instructions show how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using their M, C or H type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Israelis use Type M sockets in their power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Israel from another country please ensure 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 120 volts ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Jerusalem or Tel Aviv please read the Israeli Wikipedia page [1] for more 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 Israeli power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Israel

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Israel?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Israelis use three different types of plug sockets (M, C and H) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied 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 power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Israel or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing 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 adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Israel using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter 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 just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Israel?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Israeli power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli 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 whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type H power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots pointing inward in a triangle configuration. The more recently manufactured type H power outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs which are used in almost 140 other countries.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 S4 whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type H power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Israeli power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Israeli power outlet you will need 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 Israeli power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes 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 bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli 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 will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israeli 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H 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