How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Croatia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Croatian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Croatian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page is a useful guide demonstrating how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Croatia by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Croatia from another region please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a place like Zagreb read the wikipedia page about Croatia [1] for further details.

Refer 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 Croatian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Croatia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Croatia?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Croatia.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Croatia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Croatia using type B US 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. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Croatia?

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

Learn how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Croatian power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Croatian 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Croatian 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 Croatian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Croatian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Croatian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Croatian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be recognised by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Croatian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia page about Croatia
  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