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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moldovan power outlet and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're travelling abroad.When going to Moldova this page has instructions showing how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using their Type F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets vary regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Moldova from a different region check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating 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 Moldovan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Moldova

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Moldova?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Moldovan power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Moldova 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 wall outlets in Moldova (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Moldova. Because you are only needing to pack a single international travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Moldova.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Moldova.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Moldova?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Moldovan 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power 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 phone located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Moldovan 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 Moldovan power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Moldovan power outlet.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Moldovan 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Moldovan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other and a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

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