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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Czech power outlet and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pin Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Czech Republic by using the E or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Czechs use Type E wall outlets. If travelling to Czech Republic from another country please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

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 Czech power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Czech Republic

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Czech Republic?

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

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Czech Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Czech Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Czechs use (types E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Czech Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Czech Republic using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Czech Republic?

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

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

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Czech power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Czech power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Czech power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Czech power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Czech power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Czech 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 Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - wikipedia.org page about Czech Republic
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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