Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Netherlands

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Dutch power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Dutch power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Netherlands using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Dutch. You will find power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Netherlands from a different country please check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information 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 Dutch power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Netherlands

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Netherlands?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Netherlands by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Netherlands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Dutch trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Netherlands using 3 pin type B 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Netherlands?

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

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Dutch power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Dutch 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 the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet is identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  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 can find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dutch power outlet

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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dutch 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 plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Dutch power outlet. The sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Dutch country wikipedia 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