Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Cypriot power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're staying in Cyprus.This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Cyprus using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling to Cyprus from a different region ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 by Samsung which can connect to the Cypriot power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cyprus

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Cyprus?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however 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 travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Cyprus 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cypriot power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Cypriot power outlet you will need to use 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 Cypriot power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot 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 mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

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