Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Faroe Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Faroese power outlet with Micro USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E USB plug and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power charger

Faroese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Faroe Islands.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Faroe Islands by using their standard E, C, F or K type Faroese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Faroe Islands from a different country please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 came from 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 transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

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 Faroese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Faroe Islands

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Faroe Islands?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Faroe Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Faroese use four different types of power outlets (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs 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 supplied plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Faroe Islands 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Faroe Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Faroe Islands?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Faroese 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type E power charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins with one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Faroese power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Faroese power outlet you'll need 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 plugging it into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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 to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Faroese power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type K power adapter.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three large holes in a triangle pattern with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Wikipedia.org web page about Faroe Islands
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters