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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Belarus power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Belarus power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Belarus by using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will vary regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Belarus from a different country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

We recommend referring 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Belarus power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Belarus

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Belarus?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Belarus power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Belarus?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Belarusians use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Belarus. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Belarus.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belarus.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Belarus?

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Belarus 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Belarus power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Belarus 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belarus power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belarus power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarus - wikipedia entry about Belarus
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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