Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gibraltar

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gibraltar power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type C USB adapter.

Gibraltar power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're abroad.If you are going to Gibraltar the following instructions show how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard G or C type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Gibraltarians use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. If travelling to Gibraltar from a different country ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Gibraltar power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gibraltar

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gibraltar?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Gibraltar power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gibraltar?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Gibraltar (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter 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 Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gibraltar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Gibraltar.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Gibraltar?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gibraltar power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Gibraltar power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Gibraltar power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

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

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Gibraltar power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar 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 whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Gibraltar power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar - wikipedia.org entry about Gibraltar
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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