How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Luxembourg

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Luxembourg power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Luxembourg power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're abroad.If you are going to Luxembourg the following instructions show how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Luxembourg from a different region make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a Luxembourg city such as Luxembourg City we recommend reading the Luxembourg Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location.

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 by Samsung which will connect to the Luxembourg power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Luxembourg

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Luxembourg?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Luxembourgers use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Luxembourg.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Luxembourg?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Luxembourg 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Luxembourg 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. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg - Luxembourg 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