Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Macedonia

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macedonian power outlet and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Macedonian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Macedonia.When you are visiting Macedonia this page has instructions showing you charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will change depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Macedonia from a different region ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying in a place like Skopje or Bitola please refer to the Macedonia Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Macedonian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Macedonia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Macedonia?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Macedonian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Macedonia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Macedonians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 America going to Macedonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Macedonia.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Macedonia?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Macedonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Macedonian power outlet. The plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macedonian 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 Macedonian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Macedonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Macedonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia - Macedonia 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