How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Oman

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Omani power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G power charger and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Oman. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Oman by using the standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Omanis will typically use the Type G plug outlets. When visiting Oman from another country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Muscat we also suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Oman [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Omani power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Oman

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Oman?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Omani power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Omanis use (types G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 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 then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Oman.
  • 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Oman?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Omani power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Omani 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 into the Omani power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 base of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Omani 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 mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Omani power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Omani power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Omani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Omani power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [6]) can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the 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 phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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