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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kosovan power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling abroad.If you're travelling to Kosovo the following useful instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the standard types F or C Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If you are travelling to Kosovo from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Kosovan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kosovo

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kosovo?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kosovo by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kosovo?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Kosovars use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Kosovo. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kosovo and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kosovo using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kosovo?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kosovan power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kosovan 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in 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 can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Kosovan 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko plug) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips at 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 Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo - Wikipedia web page about Kosovo
  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