Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Bosnia

Using USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bosnian power outlet and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Bosnian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. When you're planning a vacation to Bosnia these useful instructions show how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will change from country to country therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Bosnia from another country check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

We recommend referring 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 Bosnian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bosnia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bosnia?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Bosnian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Bosnia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Bosnia (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Bosnia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Bosnia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Bosnia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bosnia?

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

Using USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bosnian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bosnian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bosnian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge 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 completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Bosnian Wikipedia web 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/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