How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Hungary

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Hungarian power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when abroad.If you are going to travel to Hungary the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard types F or C Hungarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Hungary from another country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Hungarian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Hungary

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Hungary?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Hungary.

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Hungary is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Hungary (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Hungary. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hungary 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Hungary using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Hungary.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Hungary?

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

Using type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Hungarian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Hungarian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Hungarian power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This round power supply can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Hungarian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Hungarian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungarian 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/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