How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Monaco

Instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type D power plug and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E power charger

Monacan power outlet

When packing for a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge your indispensable gadgets when you arrive. However without knowing which power socket is used in Monaco you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Monaco by using the standard types D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Monacans use Type D sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Monaco from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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 Monacan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Monaco

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Monaco?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Monacan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four types of wall outlets in Monaco (types D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Monaco. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Monaco and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco using 3 pinned type B US 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 is a more cost effective 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Monaco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Monacan 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB adapter 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 underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes and a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display 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.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco - Monacan page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters