Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Bulgaria

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Bulgarian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.These instructions tells you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Bulgaria by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets are different from region to region so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. When visiting Bulgaria from another country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 Bulgarian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bulgaria

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Bulgaria?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Bulgarian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bulgarians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Bulgaria we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Bulgaria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bulgaria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet you will 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 into the Bulgarian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Bulgarian 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 by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Bulgarian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in 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'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bulgarian 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bulgarian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria - Wikipedia web page about Bulgaria
  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