Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Malta

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maltese power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Maltese power outlet

If packing for a trip to Malta it can often be useful to know if you can use your indispensable devices when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Malta you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Malta using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Maltese plug outlet, the Maltese will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Malta from another country ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

Please 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 can connect to the Maltese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Malta

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Malta?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Malta is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 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 (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single 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 chargers can be used back 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 [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Malta.
  • 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 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 Malta.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Malta?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maltese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maltese power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maltese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Maltese power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta - Maltese country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters