How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Greece

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Greek power outlet and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F USB adapter.

Greek power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Greece by using the F or C type Greek 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Greeks. When travelling to Greece from another country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on staying at a city like Athens or Crete we also recommend referring to the Greece Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

Please refer 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Greek power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Greece

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Greece?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Greece by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Greece to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Greeks use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Greek trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Greece.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greece.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Greece?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord and a Type C power adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greek power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Greek 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Greek power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F USB adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greek power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Greek power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Greek power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display 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 recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece - Greece Wikipedia web 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