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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guernsey power outlet.

Guernsey power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to Guernsey it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your essential electronics when you get to your hotel. However without knowing which wall socket to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore having to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Guernsey by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Channel Islander using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Guernsey from a different country ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a place like Saint Peter Port please refer to the Guernsey Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guernsey

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Guernsey?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guernsey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Guernsey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wanting 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America going to Guernsey.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and 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 just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guernsey power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type G power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guernsey power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Guernsey power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey - Guernsey 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters