Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Herzegovina

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Herzegovinian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 . These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Herzegovina using the standard F or C type Herzegovinian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Herzegovina from another region ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Dubrovnik or Trebinke we recommend reading the Herzegovinian Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

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 will connect to the Herzegovinian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Herzegovina

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Herzegovina?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Herzegovina to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Herzegovinians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Herzegovina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Herzegovina 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Herzegovina using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Herzegovina.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Herzegovina?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Herzegovinian power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Herzegovinian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains 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 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Herzegovinian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Herzegovinian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Herzegovinian 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